Democrats beat Trump-backed candidate and gain momentum in Senate
According to US media projections, Warnock, 53, won re-election, beating Republican Herschel Walker, a former American soccer star who is supported by Donald Trump.
Raphael Warnock got about 37,000 more votes than Herschel Walker in the November 8 first round. However, the Democrat fell short of the majority, which required a second round, this time on a ballot without a third candidate.
With a controversial profile, Herschel Walker was heavily criticized in the midterm campaign after he took a strong stand against abortion, despite two women accusing him of funding their terminations.
Raphael Warnock, meanwhile, supported by former President Barack Obama and seeking re-election, is a pastor of the Martin Luther King Jr. church and Georgia’s first African-American senator.
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