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2022 Georgia Senate Election

News coverage of the Georgia Senate election. See the race between Raphael Warnock, polling at 46%, and Herschel Walker, polling at 46%. Raphael Warnock has been the Senator from Georgia since 2020. See their news, bias in the media coverage and more in our Georgia election page. See other states and more information on our 2022 U.S. Senate page.

Top Georgia Candidates

Democrat Candidate
Raphael Warnock Polls: 46% Sample: 21,425Percentage of News: 23%

News Diet Breakdown

Data analyzed by Ground News from Twitter
Left: 65%
Center: 31%
65% of the news @ReverendWarnock interacts with on Twitter Leans Left
Republican Candidate
Herschel Walker Polls: 46% Sample: 17,123Percentage of News: 77%

News Diet Breakdown

Data analyzed by Ground News from Twitter
Left: 33%
Right: 49%
49% of the news @HerschelWalker interacts with on Twitter Leans Right

Coverage Breakdown

Coverage Breakdown is based on the number of articles published per candidate.

Raphael Warnock
Herschel Walker

Latest 2022 Georgia Senate Election News

Raphael Warnock · Atlanta

Walker raises $5.5M in Georgia Senate race, trailing Warnock

50% Left coverage: 24 sources
Herschel Walker says his U.S. Senate campaign raised $5.5 million in the first three months of 2022. That's a big haul, but still dwarfed by the $13.6 million that Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock raised in the quarter. Walker is the GOP front-runner, but faces five other Republicans in the May 24 primary.See the Story
US & Canada · Atlanta

Herschel Walker says he 'never denied' having 4 children

59% Left coverage: 17 sources
Herschel Walker says he "never denied" the existence of children he hadn't publicly disclosed before. The former football star has four children, including two sons and a daughter whom he had never discussed publicly. Walker has repeatedly criticized absentee fathers over the years and has called on Black men to play an active role in the children's lives.See the Story
US & Canada · Georgia

Candidates test skipping debates without upsetting voters

50% Center coverage: 12 sources
Herschel Walker is expected to skip a second debate against his Republican rivals. Ted Budd has skipped four Republican primary debates in his bid for a U.S. Senate seat in North Carolina. GOP candidates for governor in Ohio, Nevada and Nebraska also have refused to engage.See the Story
US & Canada · Georgia

Kemp and Walker look to victory in Georgia as primaries near

55% Center coverage: 11 sources
Gov. Brian Kemp and former football star Herschel Walker hope to win GOP majorities and clinch nominations for governor and U.S. senator on Tuesday without runoffs. Kemp met voters at a rally in Watkinsville, near his home in Athens, with Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts showing up to support him. Walker was scheduled to rally later Saturday in Columbus, having moved into a more public campaign phase in recent days.See the Story
US & Canada · Atlanta

Herschel Walker publicly acknowledges 3 more children

71% Left coverage: 17 sources
Herschel Walker, Georgia's Republican Senate nominee seeking to unseat Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), is facing new scrutiny after revelations of multiple children that had not been publicly discussed, as first reported by The Daily Beast. Walker, who has spoken about the problem of "fatherless" homes, had only talked about his 22-year-old son, Christian, on the campaign trail. But the Daily Beast found Walker has three other children by three other women.See the Story
Raphael Warnock · Atlanta

Georgia poll shows Abrams, Kemp tied and Warnock leading in Senate race

42% Left coverage: 12 sources
Gov. Brian Kemp and Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams are in a dead heat. U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock has opened a solid lead over GOP challenger Herschel Walker. The poll was conducted June 23-27 among 1,497 Georgia registered voters, and has a .25 percentage-point margin of error.See the Story
Raphael Warnock · Atlanta

Herschel Walker Says Trump Never Asked Him to Run

64% Left coverage: 14 sources
Herschel Walker, the newly-minted Georgia Republican Senate nominee, said during a recent interview that he was "mad" at former President Donald Trump for suggesting that he pushed him into the race. Walker and Trump have been friends for years, and the native Georgian appeared alongside the former president when he sought reelection.See the Story
US & Canada · Georgia

In Georgia, 2 Black candidates to compete for Senate seat

53% Center coverage: 13 sources
Herschel Walker and Sen. Raphael Warnock both won their respective primaries on Tuesday. The race will test whether Democratic gains in 2020 were a blip or the start of a political realignment in a rapidly changing state. Republicans hope Walker's candidacy can at least neutralize the issue of race in the campaign.See the Story
US & Canada · Atlanta

Walker Falsely Claims He Worked In Law Enforcement

90% Left coverage: 10 sources
Herschel Walker said he was in law enforcement in speeches and motivational talks that were posted online. He has used his alleged law enforcement ties to justify why he has had a gun, including a 2001 incident when he pursued a man who was late delivering a car. The claims, which appear to have halted since he entered the U.S. Senate race, aren't true.See the Story
Raphael Warnock · Georgia

Warnock raises $13.6 million in first quarter of 2022

57% Center coverage: 7 sources
Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia says he's raised $13.6 million this year for his reelection campaign. Warnock is a heavy favorite to defeat Tamara Johnson-Shealey in the Democratic primary. Herschel Walker is the frontrunner among six Republicans. The primary will be held May 24.See the Story
US & Canada

Ira Winderman: Should Heat, NBA be wary of pick packaging? And how much is too much? (Blame it on Herschel Walker)

60% Right coverage: 5 sources
Herschel Walker was traded from the Dallas Cowboys to the Minnesota Vikings in 1989. The Vikings received eight draft picks, including three first-round picks and three second-rounds. The Nets have set the bar of at least three picks, plus pick swaps, for Kevin Durant. The NBA had attempted to limit such largesse with the Stepien Rule.See the Story
Raphael Warnock

[Opinion] Poll Shows Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp Tied In Governor’s Race, and Raphael Warnock Leading Herschel Walker For Senate

100% Left coverage: 2 sources
Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock is leading Republican challenger and football legend Herschel Walker by double digits in battleground Georgia’s crucial Senate showdown. Challenger Stacey Abrams is tied with current Gov. Brian Kemp according to a new Quinnipiac University poll. The candidates are sitting at 48 percent of voters’ support virtually unchanged since the last poll in January.See the Story
Raphael Warnock · Washington

The GOP Plan to Defeat Raphael Warnock and Mark Kelly

100% Center coverage: 2 sources
Sens. Raphael Warnock of Georgia and Mark Kelly of Arizona are vulnerable Democratic incumbents. The GOP is changing tack after failing to defeat Kelly and Warnock in crucial special elections. The National Republican Senatorial Committee is spending most of its money trying to tie Warnock and Kelly to President Biden and his dismal approval rating.See the Story

Media Bias Breakdown

How is the media covering 2022 Georgia Senate Election?

2022 Georgia Senate Election often is covered by Left Media sources.
Left: 49%

2022 Election Candidates