According to a new report from The Washington Free Beacon that Georgia Republican Governor Brian Kemp is expected to campaign alongside Republican Senate contender Herschel Walker as early as next week.
According to a Walker campaign insider, the two Georgia Republicans are organizing a soon to be announced combined event.
Kemp’s potential upcoming campaign appearance would represent a new unified front between Kemp, whose primary election was aggressively opposed by former President Donald Trump, and Walker, who Trump actively backed, in a contest that might determine party control of the U.S. Senate.
Walker and Democratic senator Raphael Warnock finished within a point of each other in the general election on Tuesday, but neither got the required 50% to avoid a rematch next month, a result which resulted in the upcoming December 6th runoff election.
Walker and Kemp did not campaign together during the general election, but the two are considered to have an excellent working relationship.
The governor was re-elected last week with 53.4 percent of the vote, a nine-point victory against two-time losing Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams, and his backing might offer Walker an advantage in the runoff.
Kemp indicated on Wednesday that he intends to play a stronger role in the Senate campaign in the run-up to the December runoff.
The Georgia runoff is anticipated to be a bruising contest as both parties compete for control of the higher chambers, while Senate contests in Arizona and Nevada are still undecided.