Is Donald Trump going to sink Herschel Walker?

Is Donald Trump going to sink Herschel Walker?

CNN — Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock launched an ad on Thursday that, at first, might confuse you. The ad opens on Donald Trump’s 2024 presidential announcement earlier this week – and specifically his support for Warnock’s Republican opponent in the Georgia Senate runoff, Herschel Walker. “We must all work very hard for a gentleman and … Read more

Mark Kelly wins in Arizona, putting Democrats one seat away from keeping control of Senate

Mark Kelly wins in Arizona, putting Democrats one seat away from keeping control of Senate

Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., addresses supporters at an election night event in Tucson, Ariz., Nov. 8, 2022.Alberto Mariani/The Associated Press Arizona Senator Mark Kelly has won re-election, putting the Democrats one seat away from holding the upper chamber in midterm elections and dealing another blow to form President Donald Trump’s far-right faction of the Republican … Read more

Democratic super PAC to put millions behind new Georgia runoff ad as both parties turn focus to key contest

Democratic super PAC to put millions behind new Georgia runoff ad as both parties turn focus to key contest

CNN — A top Democratic super PAC will begin airing a new ad attacking Republican Herschel Walker’s character on Saturday, as both parties turn their focus to a Georgia Senate runoff that may end up determining control of the Senate. First provided to CNN, the ad, titled “Shown Us” from Georgia Honor – a group … Read more

Georgia runoff election highlights GOP worries about Trump — and excitement surrounding DeSantis

Georgia runoff election highlights GOP worries about Trump — and excitement surrounding DeSantis

CNN — Herschel Walker’s success in his upcoming runoff against incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock could depend on GOP luminaries flocking to Georgia between now and December 6, several Republicans say. Many are torn over whether that should include former President Donald Trump, whose status as the anchor of the party is under renewed scrutiny … Read more

Georgia’s high-stakes race has controversial Republican Herschel Walker in a dead heat with incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock

Georgia’s high-stakes race has controversial Republican Herschel Walker in a dead heat with incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock

Reverend Raphael Warnock is preaching to the faithful at Cascade Skating, a roller rink on the city’s blue-collar southwest side.Adrian Morrow/The Globe and Mail Reverend Raphael Warnock is preaching to the faithful. On this recent weekend evening, the location is not his usual pulpit at Ebenezer Baptist, the downtown Atlanta church once led by Martin … Read more

Obama in Georgia lambasts Walker as ‘a celebrity that wants to be a politician’

Obama in Georgia lambasts Walker as ‘a celebrity that wants to be a politician’

CNN — Former President Barack Obama described Herschel Walker as “a celebrity that wants to be a politician” during a speech Friday night in Georgia, lauding the Republican Senate nominee as “one of the best running backs of all time,” but someone who is not equipped to be a United States senator. Obama went point-for-point … Read more

Herschel Walker is the ultimate test to the Trump rule of politics

Herschel Walker is the ultimate test to the Trump rule of politics

A version of this story appears in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN — It was not Joe Biden, the Catholic President with a long personal opposition to abortion, who helped clear the way for some states to outlaw abortion medical care in the US. … Read more

Republicans saw the Herschel Walker problem coming a mile away

Republicans saw the Herschel Walker problem coming a mile away

CNN — The last week of Herschel Walker’s Senate campaign – beset by a report that he paid for a woman he was dating to have an abortion more than a decade ago – has been an utter disaster. And it’s been made worse by the fact that smart Republican strategists have known for the … Read more

Republican Sen. Rick Scott to campaign for Herschel Walker in Georgia this week

Republican Sen.  Rick Scott to campaign for Herschel Walker in Georgia this week

CNN — Sen. Rick Scott of Florida will travel to Georgia on Tuesday to support GOP Senate nominee Herschel Walker, whose campaign has been reeling following reports Walker asked a woman to terminate two pregnancies. The move by Scott highlights how critical the race in Georgia is with a 50-50 split in the US Senate. … Read more

Herschel Walker is just a bad candidate

Herschel Walker is just a bad candidate

CNN — Herschel Walker held a press conference on Thursday, ostensibly to quiet the furor that has engulfed his campaign since the Daily Beast reported that he had paid for a woman’s abortion after the two conceived a child while they were dating in 2009. It didn’t go well. Walker again denied that he paid … Read more