Democrats are now reportedly hoping that big names like former President Barack Obama will assist incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock (D) in his quest to defeat his GOP rival Herschel Walker in the upcoming Georgia runoff election.
While Obama has not officially confirmed any upcoming visits to Georgia, one source familiar with the matter, said the former president is expected to campaign for Warnock again, as he did last month.
During his last visit, Obama spoke in front of a throng of over 7,000 people about the need of preserving democracy as well as why they should cast their votes for Warnock over Walker.
In the next few weeks, Warnock will need surrogates like Obama to persuade Democrats that it’s worth voting even if they already have a Senate majority.
Democratic strategist Antjuan Seawright stated his belief that Obama’s return could play a major role in helping Warnock win.
According to experts, Obama might assist influence undecided and independent voters in the runoff.
Democrats now enjoy a 50-seat Senate advantage and trail Republicans in the House, in spite of the fact that some races still have yet to be called. Still, the party significantly over performed expectations.
Former President Trump’s announcement on Tuesday night that he will run for President again might also influence on Georgia’s runoff, bringing some Republicans to the polls to vote for Walker while also potentially repelling many other voters.
Georgia’s Republican governor, Brian Kemp, handily won reelection last week over Democrat Stacey Abrams, far outperforming Walker.