GOP Senate candidate Herschel Walker’s lone public campaign event Sunday featured a lively crowd of supporters in Loganville, a diverse prayer lineup to kick things off — and two Republican Senators with a lot to say about Democrats.
Walker didn’t stray from his usual stump speech, though he did encourage getting out to vote on Tuesday more than he typically does (this is, of course, expected on the final Sunday before the election).
The event began with prayers in Creole, Spanish and Swahili from speakers with Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom Coalition.
When Reed himself took the stage and asked the crowd how many people had already voted, nearly every person in the crowd raised their hand.
Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana fired up the supporters on the chilly afternoon with quips and puns meant to insult the Democrats— and former President Barack Obama as the main character in his speech.
“Now I understand the President Obama just came to town,” said Kennedy, “He didn’t come to talk about hope and change. He came to make fun of my friend, Herschel Walker.”
South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, who took the stage to wild cheers, amplifying the Walker campaign’s central message tying Sen. Raphael Warnock to President Joe Biden.
“Why don’t we see Joe Biden in Georgia?” asked Scott, before tying Warnock to Biden by noting a familiar Walker campaign line, “Raphael Warnock voted with Biden 96% of the time. That’s not Georgia.”
“Remember this, January 5, 2021…we lost two seats in Georgia. The cost of one single seat in Georgia cost the American taxpayers $4 trillion,” exclaimed Scott, referring to the last runoff election where Warnock and Sen. Jon Ossof were elected.
Meanwhile, Walker pushed for supporters to get their friends to the polls.
“If you don’t have a friend, make a friend and get them out to vote,” said Walker.
The Republican noted President Biden’s comments about campaigning for his opponent while on a trip to Massachusetts, as well.
“Our President was in Massachusetts campaigning for Warnock…because of the way he votes, he probably thought he was from Massachusetts,” joked Walker, “They already have two senators, they don’t need no more!”
Loganville was the only public stop on Walker’s campaign schedule Sunday. He has five stops in five different cities on Monday, by far his most ambitious day of campaigning in weeks.