2022 Georgia US Senate December 6 Runoff Voters Guide

Herschel Walker (R) vs Raphael Warnock (D)

US Senate | Runoff Candidate Guide | Dec 6, 2022

The Candidates

Herschel Walker

Herschel Walker


Raphael Warnock

Raphael Warnock



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The Issues

Climate Change

Should climate change be a top priority? Tax or limit the output of greenhouse gasses, or support renewable energy?


Decrease or increase government investment in, and regulation of, the economy?


Did Joe Biden legitimately win the 2020 Presidential election?

Gun Laws

Pass more or less restrictive legislation on guns? Or keep the same?

Health Care

Increase government role in health care, such as expanding Medicaid, limiting drug prices or promoting COVID safety?

Raphael Warnock (D)

Yes. “Georgia needs to expand Medicaid.” Voted to expand Medicaid coverage in Georgia and other states that haven’t done so, and to lower drug costs for seniors. Voted for the American Rescue Plan’s support for COVID testing and vaccine purchase and distribution.


How to handle immigration? Support a path to citizenship for “DACA” participants brought to the US as children?


Make it easier or harder for unions to organize?

Herschel Walker (R)

No recent position found. In 2010 supported having a Mixed Martial Arts fighters’ union.

Raphael Warnock (D)

Easier. Supported a pro-union bill to “help strengthen the right to organize.”


Ban or legal?

Minimum Wage

Keep or raise federal minimum from $7.25 per hour? If raise, how much?

Herschel Walker (R)

Opposes federally mandated minimum wage. “I couldn’t approve that.” Says businesses should be able to pay “what they’re capable of paying.”

Student Financial Aid

Support lowering interest on student loans or forgiving them?

Voting Rules

Support tightened restrictions on such voting rules as absentee and early voting, and voter ID?

Herschel Walker (R)

Yes. Supports Georgia’s 2021 Election Integrity bill, which limits the time for absentee and early voting, adds new voter ID rules, restricts giving out food and water, and lets the state remove power from local election boards. Opposes Democratic bills to limit voting restrictions; said naming one for John Lewis is “a shame.”

Raphael Warnock (D)

No. Cosponsored two bills, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and the Freedom to Vote Act, to “make it easier to vote.” Says that by refusing to at least debate these bills Republicans have abdicated responsibility during a time when there’s “an all-out assault on our democracy.”

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