January 28, 2022

Georgia Senate races swinging in favor of Republicans ahead of 2022

Democrats are fading fast and Republicans are ready to swoop in to take over where they’re failing. Now polls are saying the GOP candidates in two key positions are about to do just that.

Former Nevada attorney general Adam Laxalt and football great Herschel Walker are poised to flip Senate seats in their respective home states, Breitbart reported. Laxalt is looking to unseat Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) while Walker will vie for Sen. Raphael Warnock’s (D-GA) seat.

Both are expected to triumph in their primaries, according to the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which is in charge of campaigning for U.S. Senate Republicans. In a memo from the committee to “interested supporters,” the committee revealed that Laxalt and Walker are both ahead of their opponents, though with slim margins.

NRSC Executive Director Jackie Schutz Zeckman also stated in the memo that President Joe Biden’s disastrous first term will be a boon for Republicans in the midterm elections. “Democrat incumbents have supported the liberal Biden agenda of trillions of dollars in new inflation-inducing spending, higher taxes for middle-class families and job creators, rampant crime, an out-of-control border crisis, and foreign policy disasters across the globe,” Zeckman wrote.

“Voters are holding them accountable,” she added. There are currently nine seats in play for Republicans, including those sought after by Laxalt and Walker, and Zeckman wrote that it was “exciting” and proof of GOP “momentum.”

“Republican candidates are well-positioned to take advantage of the current political environment and the NRSC, bolstered by our record-breaking fundraising, will do whatever is needed to support our candidates across the country and define the Democrats early,” the memo also stated. It seems the party as a whole is right where it needs to be.

Laxalt and Walker have the added advantage of endorsements from former President Donald Trump. He said that Walker “embodies ‘America First’ and the winning spirit of Georgia” while Trump praised Laxalt for fighting “valiantly against Election Fraud” as well as for his military service.

The current balance of the Senate is 50-50 with Vice President Kamala Harris as the tiebreaker. It seems very plausible that there is about to be a monumental shift in favor of Republicans, and Laxalt and Walker might just be the start of it.

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