Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and GOP candidate Herschel Walker will officially meet for a televised debate in Georgia next month, just weeks before November’s midterm elections.
The announcement ends months of bickering over the matter after Walker, a Georgia football legend and first-time candidate, refused to seem together with his competitor before voters. He has conducted an unusual but popular campaign, although his frequent gaffes on the trail have raised concern about how he’ll appear on screen against a seasoned politician.
Warnock’s campaign usually prodded Walker to seem.
The talk will happen on Oct. 14 in Savannah. It’s unclear if Walker will commit to a second debate that Warnock had long said was non-negotiable.
“Herschel Walker, I’ll see you on the stage in Savannah on October 14th,” Warnock wrote on Twitter. “And I hope you’ll reconsider your refusal to debate in Atlanta and Macon so voters can see greater than once the clear alternative they’ve on this election.”
Herschel Walker, I’ll see you on the stage in Savannah on October 14th.
And I hope you may reconsider your refusal to debate in Atlanta and Macon so voters can see greater than once the clear alternative they’ve on this election.
— Reverend Raphael Warnock (@ReverendWarnock) September 13, 2022
Walker said Tuesday that his opponent should “quit complaining” and show up for the primary debate.
”Tell him to volunteer to do the primary one,” Walker said at a campaign event recently, in accordance with The Atlanta Journal-Structure. “Put his big man pants on, quit complaining.”
The race is certainly one of the important thing battles within the upcoming election that would determine control of the Senate. Warnock, who won his election bid in a 2021 runoff, is searching for his first full term in office.