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SMYRNA, Ga. — Gov. Brian Kemp on Saturday campaigned for the first time with GOP Senate candidate Herschel Walker in a highly anticipated rally meant to show a united front among Georgia Republicans ahead of the Dec. 6 runoff election.
Kemp’s public show of support is considered crucial for the Senate hopeful’s prospects as the governor strongly outperformed Walker in the general election. More than 200,000 Georgia voters backed Kemp but did not vote for Walker — and both Walker and Democratic Sen. Raphael G. Warnock are making direct appeals to those voters. Walker, whose candidacy has been plagued with controversy over his private life, is the only Republican on the statewide ticket who did not win on Nov. 8.
Speaking for seven minutes, Kemp emphasized to a crowd of hundreds of supporters that “we cannot rest on our laurels here,” adding that the stakes of the race remain high even if Democrats have already secured control of the Senate.
This article was written by Sabrina Rodriguez and originally published on www.washingtonpost.com