Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and GOP candidate Herschelle Walker will officially meet for a televised debate in Georgia next month, just weeks before the November midterm elections.
Announcement Georgia football legend and first-time nominee Walker refused to appear before voters with his opponent, ending months of fighting over the matter. They have organized an unusual but popular campaign, although frequent gaffes The Trail has raised concerns about how he will appear on screen against a veteran politician.
Warnock’s campaign routine incited Walker to appear,
The debate will take place in Savannah on October 14. It is unclear whether Walker will commit to the second debate, which Warnock has long called non-negotiable.
“Herschel Walker, I’ll see you on stage in Savannah on October 14th,” Warnock wrote on Twitter. “And I hope you will reconsider your refusal to debate in Atlanta and Macon so that voters can see the clear choice they have more than once in this election.”
Walker said Tuesday that his opponent should “stop complaining” and appear for the first debate.
“Tell him to volunteer the first thing,” Walker Told According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution at a recent campaign event. “Put on his older man’s pants, stop complaining.”
The race is one of the major battles in the upcoming election that could determine control of the Senate. Warnock, who won his election bid in the 2021 runoff, is seeking his first full term in office.