Campaign ads less than 24 hours away from finally going away


It will be like Christmas morning for people who can't stand election campaign ads.

With election day tomorrow in the Senate runoff between incumbent Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker, the seemingly endless glut of campaign commercials and internet ads are set to be retired.

Between the Warncock and Walker campaigns, as well as super PACS and out-of-state groups, more than $400 million has now been spent on the 2022 Senate election in Georgia. The majority of that money has been reserved for television. As of last Friday, Warnock and Democrats have aired TV ads that have run a total of more than 17,200 times in Georgia (80% of which cast Walker in a negative light), compared to fewer than 5,000 ads that Walker and Republicans have aired (91% of which are negative), according to AdImpact, a tracking service.


All Baldwin County precincts will be open Tuesday between 7 am. and 7 p.m.There will exactly one item – the Herschel Walker vs. Raphael Warnock Senate race – on the ballot at each precinct, with the exception of the West Thomas Fire Department precinct, where voters will see two items on the ballot. That's because no candidate in the District 5 City Council election managed to receive a majority share of the vote in the general election, creating a runoff between the two leading vote-getters – Shonya Mapp (265 votes, 37.8 percent) and Oscar Davis, Jr. (193 votes, 27.53 percent). The winner of the runoff will replace longtime District 5 City Councilman Boo Mullins, who passed away earlier this year, and it essentially will equate to a three-year term.

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