Warnock campaign visits Milledgeville. Who's winning?
Sen. Rafael Warnock's "Working for Georgia Bus Tour" recently rolled through middle Georgia, including a stop in downtown Milledgeville.
Warnock spoke to supporters at the Black Heritage Plaza, which sits between the Allied Arts building and the Milledgeville Police Department headquarters. Warnock in 2021 became the first African-American ever elected to the United States Senate as a Democrat in as southern state.
Fivethirtyeight.com, which gradually has become the holy grail for political pundits, currently has Warnock leading Republican challenger Herschel Walker by a percentage margin of 46.7 to 45. FiveThirtyEight uses a composite of all polls and then weighs the composite percentage with the methodology or "pollster grade" for each individual polling service.
On the respective campaign trails, the two candidates currently are debating about "debates." Walker on Tuesday called Warnock a "scaredy cat" for not yet committing to an Oct. 14 debate in Savannah, which wasn't one of the three debates that Warnock previously committed to back in June.
"Two months ago, Rev. Warnock accepted invitations to three well-established Georgia debates in Atlanta, Savannah, and Macon to be broadcast statewide, after Herschel Walker said he would debate Rev. Warnock anywhere, anytime. Nothing has changed," said Warnock's campaign manager, Quentin Folks.
One of those debates would've been held in Macon, but Walker has already declined. The debate was slated to be co-sponsored BY 13 WMAZ, 11 Alive out of Atlanta, as well as Georgia Public Broadcasting.
At this point, whether or not Warnock and Walker will ever debate is anyone's guess.
Quentin T. Howell, the chairman of the Baldwin County Democratic Party, was front-and-center at the recent Warnock rally in Milledgeville.
"Raphael Warnock has proven in just over a year that he capable of being a leader in the United States Senate," Howell said. "Mr. Walker's campaign has been very concerning from the start, the gaffes or the mistakes. Mr. Walker is a gentleman who wasn't even living in Georgia and was hand-picked just to be a foil."
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