Tag: Walker, Herschel

What It Costs Black Americans to Watch Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker Runoff

To be a victim of injustice hurts hard. To be a victim of indifference hurts deeper and longer. And that is what is most gutting about the U.S. Senate runoff in Georgia between Herschel Walker and Senator Raphael Warnock. How the hell did we get here? I grieve the fact that someone like Mr. Walker […]

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How Herschel Walker Could Win Georgia’s Senate Race

The steady stream of tough headlines for Herschel Walker has always obscured one stubborn fact about the Senate race in Georgia: He could still win. With the runoff election just days away, the conventional wisdom holds that Senator Raphael Warnock is waltzing toward re-election against an inexperienced Republican opponent who has a thin grasp on […]

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Georgia Voters Defy Efforts to Suppress Them

Yet those voters would not be deterred. During the general election, voters set a record for the number of early votes cast in a Georgia midterm election, and on Monday and again on Tuesday they set records for single-day early voting in a Georgia runoff. It is interesting to note that an estimated 35 percent […]

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Georgia’s Senate Runoff Sets Records for Early Voting, but With a Big Asterisk

Georgia has eclipsed its daily record for early voting twice this week in the state’s nationally watched Senate runoff election, but even if the state keeps up the pace, it appears unlikely to match early voting turnout levels from the 2021 runoffs. The number of early voting days has been cut roughly in half for […]

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In Georgia, Walker’s Pace in the Finish Worries Republican Allies

ATLANTA — Herschel Walker was being swamped by negative television ads. His Democratic opponents were preparing to flood the polls for early voting as soon as doors opened. After being hit by fresh allegations of carpetbagging, he was left with just over a week to make his final appeals to voters in the runoff for […]

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A Resonant Topic in Georgia’s Senate Runoff: Insulin Prices

MACON, Ga. — The runoff election for Senate in Georgia has not lacked for drama, with a fresh round of attack ads, a fevered get-out-the-vote effort and both sides casting the outcome as pivotal for the nation’s future even though control of the chamber is no longer at stake. But one campaign issue relevant to […]

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What to Know About Herschel Walker’s Residency Status in Georgia

Herschel Walker, the Republican candidate in Georgia’s Senate runoff, revealed in a financial disclosure statement that his Atlanta residence was being used as a rental property as recently as 2021. Tax and assessment records in Fulton County, Ga., listed Mr. Walker’s wife, Julie Blanchard, as the sole owner of the 1.5-acre property in northwest Atlanta, […]

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‘Is He for Real?’: Warnock Hits Walker in New Ad, but Lets Others Do the Talking

Political attack ads often take one of two paths. They use an opposing candidate’s words against them or show ordinary people delivering an argument that’s a little too hot for a campaign to make on its own. A new TV ad from Senator Raphael Warnock tries to do both at once. The 60-second ad from […]

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Trump Plans Limited Role in Georgia Senate Runoff

Donald J. Trump will not cross the Florida state line to campaign with Herschel Walker during the final week of the Georgia Senate runoff election, after both camps decided the former president’s appearance carried more political risks than rewards, campaign officials for the two Republicans said on Monday. Instead of holding one of his signature […]

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In Georgia Runoff, a Campaign Cliché Rules: It All Comes Down to Turnout

ATLANTA — One month before the Nov. 8 midterm elections, several of Georgia’s grass-roots organizing groups huddled to plan for what they saw as an inevitable outcome: another Senate runoff. This plan, formulated by the same organizers who helped elect the Democratic senators Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, included budgeting for an added month of […]

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Georgia Senate Rivals, With Little Time to Spare, Sprint Toward Runoff

Both parties are working to educate voters on the changes afoot under Georgia’s new election law. The shortened runoff period means that Georgians who were not registered to vote before Election Day will not be able to vote during the runoff. And the law has complicated early voting in the runoff. State election officials initially […]

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For Weary Georgia Voters, Senate Runoff Brings a Sense of Déjà Vu

ATLANTA — Georgia voters should be forgiven for their sense of déjà vu: Once again, one of their major elections has gone to a runoff. Once again, the nation is watching. Once again, after a bitterly fought campaign, the stakes are high. So are the costs. According to AdImpact, a media tracking firm, the general […]

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Georgia Senate Runoff: How It Works and Why It Is Important

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the Senate Democrats’ official campaign arm, will spend $7 million to mobilize voters in the Georgia runoff race, the organization announced on Thursday, adding to what had already become the most expensive Senate contest of the midterm elections. What should I know about the candidates? Mr. Walker, a political newcomer […]

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‘It Could Have Been Worse’ Never Felt This Good

The timing is a sign of how miserable he is when he’s not the center of attention. As well as his all-purpose hatred for DeSantis, who he recently called DeSanctimonious. (Not actually the worst choice of an insult, given the fact that DeSantis released a campaign video in which God was mentioned more often than […]

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In Georgia, Could a Football Win Help Walker Win as Well?

ATHENS, Ga. — Herschel Walker’s Senate campaign has had several tailwinds working for it this year: President Biden’s unpopularity and steady inflation top the list. And the Georgia Bulldogs aren’t hurting his cause, either. Even serious political analysts acknowledge that the Bulldogs’ strong season — they are undefeated in the powerful S.E.C. so far — […]

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Senate Control Hinges on Neck-and-Neck Races, Times/Siena Poll Finds

Control of the Senate rests on a knife’s edge, according to new polls by The New York Times and Siena College, with Republican challengers in Nevada and Georgia neck-and-neck with Democratic incumbents, and the Democratic candidate in Pennsylvania clinging to what appears to be a tenuous advantage. The bright spot for Democrats in the four […]

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Vince Dooley, Hall of Fame Football Coach for Georgia, Dies at 90

Vince Dooley, a Hall of Fame football coach at the University of Georgia who in 25 years won more games than any other coach did in the school’s history, died on Friday at his home in Athens, Ga. He was 90. His death was announced by the university. No cause was given, but Dooley had […]

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Obama to Georgia Democrats: ‘Resist the Temptation to Give Up’

Perhaps most exasperating to Democrats is the Senate race in Georgia, where a second woman this week accused Mr. Walker of having paid for her to have an abortion. Mr. Walker has denied both women’s claims. Caught on a hot microphone on Thursday, Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the majority leader, was heard telling […]

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Second Woman Says Walker Paid for Her to Have Abortion

A woman who did not identify herself said on Wednesday that Herschel Walker pressured her to have an abortion and paid for the procedure nearly three decades ago after a yearslong extramarital relationship. A former football star, Mr. Walker is running for the Senate in Georgia as an abortion opponent. The New York Times could […]

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Walker Says He Has ‘Overcome’ Mental Illness, but It’s Not So Simple, Experts Say

Americans are most likely familiar with it from popular culture: It is central to the 1957 film “Three Faces of Eve” and to the 1973 blockbuster book “Sybil,” about a woman with 16 personalities. There is now a growing D.I.D. community on TikTok. In a 2011 book, “Sybil Exposed,” the writer Debbie Nathan reported that […]

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The Personal and Political Saga of Herschel Walker

Maya King contributed reporting. The Daily is made by Lisa Tobin, Rachel Quester, Lynsea Garrison, Clare Toeniskoetter, Paige Cowett, Michael Simon Johnson, Brad Fisher, Chris Wood, Jessica Cheung, Stella Tan, Alexandra Leigh Young, Lisa Chow, Eric Krupke, Marc Georges, Luke Vander Ploeg, M.J. Davis Lin, Dan Powell, Dave Shaw, Sydney Harper, Robert Jimison, Mike Benoist, […]

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Warnock Hammers Walker in Senate Debate, Gesturing to an Empty Lectern

ATLANTA — Herschel Walker was not onstage on Sunday night for Georgia’s second U.S. Senate debate. But he was one of its main topics anyway. Senator Raphael Warnock, the incumbent and a Democrat, excoriated his Republican opponent, Mr. Walker, who chose not to attend the debate, arguing that Mr. Walker’s history of domestic violence, lies […]

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Why Herschel Walker May Win

Herschel Walker did himself significant good in Friday night’s debate in Georgia. That may be hard to recognize and even harder to accept, given his occasional struggles to get his words out, his passing acquaintance with policy details, his glancing relationship with the truth. But his performance serves as an important reminder to Democrats who’ve […]

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What Was That Badge Herschel Walker Flashed in His Debate?

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Herschel Walker, the Republican candidate in Georgia’s pivotal Senate race, drew some head scratches — and a debate moderator’s rebuke — when he brandished an honorary sheriff’s badge on Friday while debating his Democratic opponent, Senator Raphael Warnock. In a moment that ricocheted online, Mr. Walker, a football legend endorsed by former […]

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Herschel Walker, Butcher of Language

I have written that political debates have outgrown their utility, and I stand by that. They are now more about theater than substance. They are more about making moments than making points. The cameras and the commentators wait for the zingers and the flubs, the clippable, quotable passage, the 10 seconds that stand out for […]

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Five Key Moments From the Walker-Warnock Debate in Georgia

The debate between Senator Raphael Warnock and his less experienced Republican challenger, Herschel Walker, had its share of sharp clashes, as the two candidates in one of the country’s most-watched Senate races faced off for their one and only debate. Mr. Walker, a football star and first-time candidate, surpassed low expectations, largely hewing to his […]

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How Republicans Learned to Love Herschel Walker

From the moment two runoff losses in Georgia cost Republicans their Senate majority in January 2021, the state was at the center of Mr. McConnell’s plan to wrest back control in 2022. Even before Senator David Perdue of Georgia had publicly conceded defeat, Mr. McConnell, the Senate Republican Leader, asked him to consider running again […]

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Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker Prepare to Debate in Georgia

ATLANTA — One is a seasoned public speaker, accustomed to delivering sermons nearly every Sunday from the pulpit of the famed Atlanta church where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once preached. The other is a political novice whose meandering, often nonsensical oratory on the stump tends to inspire as much mockery as it […]

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Raphael Warnock Is a Study in Restraint in a Georgia Senate Race Rife With Controversy

ATLANTA — A stream of jaw-dropping allegations have saturated the Georgia Senate race for months. Herschel Walker, the Republican candidate, has been accused of having children he did not publicly acknowledge, lying to his own campaign about them, misrepresenting his professional success and, last week, paying for an ex-girlfriend’s abortion despite his public opposition to […]

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Evangelicals Find a Way Forward With Herschel Walker

The loyalty to Mr. Walker reflects an approach conservative Christians successfully honed during the Trump era, overlooking the personal morality of candidates in exchange for political power to further their policy objectives. After some hesitation in 2016, white evangelicals supported Mr. Trump in high numbers after reports about his history of unwanted advances toward women […]

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Donald Trump and Herschel Walker: The Unholy Alliance

WASHINGTON — This will sound quaint. In May 2016, The Washington Post ran the story of how Donald Trump, in his real estate days, would call reporters, pretending to be his own spokesman, to brag and leak nuggets about nonexistent romances with famous women. I thought that would knock him out of the race. The […]

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