A PAC supporting U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock for re-election in Georgia is out with a final ad push heading into Tuesday’s General Midterm Election attacking Republican challenger Herschel Walker on his history of domestic violence and documented falsehoods.
It further accuses Walker of being “uninformed and ill-prepared.”
The group Georgia Honor, which is affiliated with the Senate Majority PAC, launched the ad, titled “Unprepared.”
“Before you decide about Herschel Walker, look up the facts,” a narrator begins the ad in an ominous tone over images of Walker and recent headlines that have plagued the Republican’s campaign. “See why Herschel Walker’s own campaign aides call him a ‘pathological liar’ who lies about the most basic facts of his life, how his own son describes Walker threatening to kill his ex wife, the long record of violence toward women, and how Walker has shown over and over he’s uninformed and ill-prepared.”
The ad references a recent allegation from one of Walker’s ex-girlfriends that he encouraged her to and paid for her to have an abortion. Since the allegations were initially reported in The Daily Beast, a headline pictured in the ad, evidence has surfaced to support the woman’s claims. A second accuser with similar allegations has also come forward.
Following that reporting, Walker’s son, Christian Walker, took to Twitter to condemn his father’s actions. In one post, he evoked similar claims of violence.
“You’re not a ‘family man’ when you left us to bang a bunch of women, threatened to kill us, and had us move over 6 times in 6 months running from your violence,” the younger Walker wrote in one tweet.
“Lies, violence, unprepared. Should Herschel walker represent you,” the narrator concludes in the ad.
The race between Walker and Warnock has garnered national attention as both Democrats and Republicans fight to wrest control over the now-tied U.S. Senate. Warnock’s 2021 election was one of two Georgia Senate races that delivered a tie in the chamber to Democrats, with Vice President Kamala Harris serving as the tie-breaking vote.
As of Nov. 4, FiveThirtyEight’s aggregate of polls in Georgia’s Senate battle shows the two in a dead heat, with Walker just a tenth of a percentage point ahead. The numbers have changed rapidly in recent days. On Nov. 3, FiveThirtyEight showed the two candidates tied, the day before, Warnock had a 0.4 percentage point advantage. Up until Friday, Walker had not shown an advantage in the race since late June.
As of Saturday, turnout in the statewide race had reached nearly 35% with early voting now closed, according to the most recent L2 voter data. Of those who have already voted, nearly 47% were Democrats, while nearly 44% of ballots cast came from GOP voters. Another more than 9% of the ballots were cast by non-partisan voters.
While Democrats currently have an advantage in early voting, Republican voters are expected to turnout in force on Election Day, urged in many cases to cast ballots on Election Day to avoid potential fraud.
Election Day is Tuesday.