(JustPatriots.com)- Former Democratic President Barack Hussein Obama is stumping for Raphael Warnock in his bid to keep the Georgia Senate seat in Democratic hands. Warnock is facing Republican challenger, Herschel Walker, according to The Daily Caller. The Senate race is going to a runoff election on December 6 after both candidates failed to secure the majority of votes in the midterm elections.
Obama is reportedly headlining a get-out-the-vote rally in Atlanta on December 1. In a previous speech ahead of the midterm elections, Obama told Georgian voters that “democracy is not self-executing,” adding that “it depends on us working, nurturing, caring for it, not just on Election Day, but every day in between.”
The former Democratic president is reportedly highly favorable amongst Democratic voters. He enjoys a 90% favorability rating amongst them and a 99% favorability rating amongst black Democratic voters.
Neither Warnock nor Walker received 50% of the votes, as Warnock led the Republican by nearly a point, 49.4% to 48.5%. Libertarian candidate Chase Oliver received 2.1% of the vote.
Following a trend, Democrats are outspending Republicans by 3 to 1 ahead of the runoff election. Warnock’s campaign and other Democratic groups have reportedly spent $16.9 million in ads compared to the $5.4 million spent by Walker.
After conceding his Arizona Senate race, Blake Masters said that he was abandoned by Mitch McConnell as Democrats outspent him by $70 million. Masters blamed the minority leader for spending millions to attack a fellow Republican in Alaska rather than helping him in a winnable race.
The Republican Senate Leadership Fund had reportedly brought in $250 million this midterm cycle, leaving $40 million remaining in its coffers at the end of the cycle, according to Open Secrets, an organization that tracks election funding.
During an episode of his podcast, “Verdict with Cruz,” Texas Senator Ted Cruz agreed with Master’s and lamented the opportunity Republicans had to bring about a landslide election where they control a 30 to 50 seat majority in the House and have at least 53 senators.
He said that Republicans had a “generational opportunity,” but McConnell put his personal interests above the party.