EXCLUSIVE: Former Warnock opponent pleads for high turnout in Georgia Senate runoff to propel Walker to victory

MILTON, Georgia- EXCLUSIVE: Former Republican Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler is imploring Georgians to turn out in large numbers for the Dec. 6 runoff between incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and GOP nominee Herschel Walker.

In an exclusive interview with Fox News Digital following a Walker campaign rally in Milton, Georgia, Loeffler, who narrowly lost to Warnock in her own runoff in January 2021, emphasized that turnout will be key to leading Walker to victory and she touted his performance on Election Day despite the Democrats’ massive spending advantage over the race.

“I’m totally there for Herschel. Herschel worked so hard. He will stand up and defend our Georgia values, our American values. He works every day so I’m right next to him making sure we get the vote out,” Loeffler said when asked why she decided to go back to campaigning to fight for Walker.

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Former Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler campaigns for Republican Senate nominee Herschel Walker during a rally November 21, 2022 in Milton, Georgia.
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Löffler said that every election is about turnout, but this is particularly important in runoff elections. She then pointed out the size of the crowd at the Walker rally, which numbered nearly 300 supporters, noting that it bodes well to see numbers like that during Thanksgiving week.

“That’s what it takes, a really strong turnout, because Herschel Walker spent more than $70 million, and there’s only a 35,000 vote difference in a state of 7.5 million registered voters. So it’s important that the turnout is ours this time,” she said.

Loeffler dismissed any potential challenges that former President Donald Trump’s announcement of being a presidential nominee in 2024 would pose for Walker in the race, given Trump’s underwater favorable ratings in the state.

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Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker speaks to supporters during a rally November 21, 2022 in Milton, Georgia.
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“You see, when I’m out with Georgians every day, they talk about what’s going on around the kitchen table, the impact on their lives, the out of control spending in Washington, the awakened indoctrination in the schools, crime, open borders . They are very focused on someone who can solve their problems now in 2022. So they focus on the kitchen table and not palace intrigues,” she said.

When asked who she thinks should lead a prospective Republican presidential nominee, Loeffler said there is “an incredibly deep bank” in the party and that it’s important that voters’ voices are heard.

Then-Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., gestures while speaking during a runoff night party January 6, 2021 in Atlanta.
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“That’s what this is about. And, you know, President Trump put America first, and I think everyone else that comes to the vote is going to try to have that America First agenda, because that’s the only agenda that’s for this country works,” she said.

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Loeffler added that she currently has no plans to run for political office.

The runoff between Warnock and Walker will take place on Tuesday 6th December, with early voting scheduled to begin on Saturday 26th November and end on Friday 2nd December.

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