Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia reports raising a hefty $9.8 million in the last quarter of 2021, nearly twice the fundraising haul touted by Herschel Walker, the leading Republican contender for the seat.
Walker’s campaign released a statement Wednesday saying the former football star had raised $5.4 million in the three-month period ending Dec. 31.
Walker is seeking the Republican nomination to challenge Raphael Warnock, who must defend his seat in November after being elected Georgia’s first Black senator in a runoff a year ago.
Walker is a political newcomer, but he’s well-known for his football career with the University of Georgia and in the NFL. He’s also running with the endorsement of former President Donald Trump.
In a recent Quinnipiac Poll, Walker received 48% and Warnock got 48% of registered voters.