Northwest GA politicians respond to Walker-Warnock run-off

Georgia voters will vote again for their state's Senate seat on December 6

GEORGIA — What was arguably the most-watched race during Tuesday’s midterm elections is now headed to a run-off.

After months of campaigning, neither Sen. Raphael Warnock nor Republican Challenger Hershel Walker were able to reach the 50% threshold of votes needed to win the Senate seat.

Separated by less than 20,000 votes, Warnock and Walker find themselves at a political crossroads.

When evaluating the close count, State Rep. Mike Cameron and State Senator-elect Colton Moore criticized Warnock for seemingly representing the nation’s capitol over the Peach State.

“A lot of Mr. Warnock’s money comes from outside [of] Georgia and it does have national implications in control of the Senate,” Cameron said. “That’s a responsibility for the people of Georgia that we have to bear.”

“I talked to a lot of Democrats who were reluctant to vote for either, obviously,” Moore said. “They said the reason being was when Warnock first started, he was talking about Georgia … now, he’s just become a ‘Biden-ite.'”

Moore did not mince his words when discussing Warnock’s role in state politics, calling his policies “the continuing of the status quo.”

“He claims to be a reverend but he will help codify abortion law in America, which would essentially make him the deadliest minister the world has ever seen,” Moore said.

However, Cameron criticized some Republican Georgia voters for their turnout, or lack of, at the polls during midterms.

With Walker receiving just under 49% of total votes, Cameron says the former football star will not win the coveted Senate seat if voters don’t uphold their civic duty.

“This past Monday, I sent a blast text out to 10-thousand people in Walker County, for example, that hadn’t voted yet to emphasize that we need to vote,” Cameron said. “I’ve done ‘get out to vote’ commercials, radio spots, and I’ll continue to do that kind of thing to get folks motivated to go out and vote.”

CBS News reports that according to early exit polls, Georgia voters “were split” over the most important qualities in a candidate.

36% are looking for someone “who shares their values.”

Another 32% “said a candidate’s honesty and integrity are most important to them.”

Despite midterm votes coming to a close, this race is seemingly just beginning.

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