Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia had another impressive fundraising haul in his tight race to retain his seat against his GOP rival Herschel Walker.
The Hill reports that Warnock’s campaign announced that he raised $26.3 million over the past three months, extending his record fundraising totals. In that quarter, which ended in September, Warnock raised roughly $9 million more than the previous quarter that ended on June 30.
Warnock’s campaign said this shows that he has momentum heading into the final weeks before Election Day.
Still, Warnock, who served more than 15 years as senior pastor of Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, has little wiggle room against the former football star.
A CBS News-YouGov poll published Sept. 22 found that Warnock had a slight 51 percent to 49 percent lead over Walker. The race is complicated by the presence of a third competitor, Libertarian Chase Oliver, who is drawing about 4 percent of the vote in the three-way race. If neither Warnock nor Walker wins a majority of the vote, the contest will go to a two-candidate runoff in December.
Meanwhile, Walker’s campaign has not disclosed his third-quarter fundraising totals, according to The Hill. Available data showed that Walker’s campaign had just $6.8 million in the bank at the end of June, compared to Warnock’s $22 million at the end of the same period.