Herschel calls audible on race in Senate bid
September 12, 2022
Also in today’s edition of Swing State Georgia:
Abortion-related voter registration surge misses Georgia.
A Dawg-themed push for sports betting.
Struggles for Abrams with black men.
In a U.S. Senate contest between two Black men, it was almost inevitable that race would become a major campaign issue.
But Republican Senate hopeful Herschel Walker has recently taken the discussion in an unexpected direction.
In rallies with voters and messages on the air, Walker has directly told his supporters that they are not racist— and that Democrats are using race to divide Georgians against each other.
“Senator Warnock believes America is a bad country full of racist people; I believe we’re a great country full of generous people,” Walker said in the 30-second spot.
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