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Herschel Walker raises $3.7 million to take over Warnock, Georgia

Former University of Georgia and NFL star Herschel Walker sold 3.7 million dollars in the first five weeks of his US Senate campaign. raised dollars. He is released from his campaign. 

Walker jumped into the Georgia Senate race in late August after former President Trump encouraged him to run in the Republican primary . Trump endorsed Walker shortly after the former running back launched his campaign. 

Walker's campaign says he raised funds from nearly 50,000 donors in all 50 states. Details about Walker's haul should be revealed by Friday, the deadline for filing paperwork with the Federal Election Commission. 

"We are overwhelmed with the support of nearly 50,000 Americans who love our country and want to support our campaign. ,” Walker said in a statement. "We thank all the cents and look forward to continuing our journey through this wonderful state to shake hands with real Georgians and hear about the issues facing their communities.

Other Republicans running to challenge Democratic incumbent Rafael Warnock have yet to file their third-quarter fundraising reports. In the second quarter, former Navy SEAL and senior Trump administration official Latham Sadler earned his $1.4 million, Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black his $700,000, and veteran Kelvin King his $379,000. of donations have been received. 

As his campaign progresses, Walker is likely to face his questions about his own past. A Associated Press article earlier this year detailed Walker's turbulent history, in which Walker spoke candidly about his struggles with mental illness and dissociative identity disorder. increase. 

Warnock is a strong fundraiser but has yet to report third quarter numbers. In the second quarter, he received more than $6 million in donations of his and had $10.5 million of him in the bank.

The Georgia Senate election is expected to be his one of the most high-profile and costly Senate elections in the country. The Cook Political Report rates this race as "lean Democrats."

Warnock and his fellow Democratic Senator John Ossoff both won the January runoff, giving the Democrats control of the US Senate. Warnock is currently filling out the remainder of Republican Senator Johnny Isakson's term and must run for re-election next year.

Adam Brewster

Political reporter for CBS News.

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