Herschel Walker avoids abortion topic at Waycross campaign stop

In the US Senate race in Georgia, Republican candidate Herschel Walker and incumbent Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock are making their final speeches to voters with Election Day just 11 days away.

Walker held a rally in Waycross on Friday afternoon, and there’s one notable topic he didn’t address: abortion.

The rally focused heavily on Walker’s Christian faith.

Walker was introduced by Ralph Reed, the former executive director of the Christian Coalition.

Reed told the crowd of about 100 supporters that Walker’s Christian faith was one of his greatest qualities.

“Not only does he know who he is, he knows who he belongs to. He knows who he belongs to,” Reed said, pointing to the sky.

Walker, who has come out as pro-life, has come under fire lately, accused by two women of financing their abortion procedures.

Walker voiced his support for Georgia’s heartbeat law, which bans most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, and flatly denied the charges against him.

But during his speech, he avoided the subject of abortion.

Instead, he focused on economics, immigration, law enforcement, and teaching critical race theory and gender ideology in schools — all issues. , he says, have been made worse by the Biden administration and his opponent, Sen. Raphael Warnock.

“Because Joe Biden is heading in the wrong direction and if you vote with him, you are also heading in the wrong direction, because you are voting like you are from New York. You are not from the senator from New York”, Walker said.

After Walker finished his speech, he spent about half an hour taking pictures with supporters, but declined to take questions from the media.

Since we couldn’t ask Walker himself about the allegations, we asked some of his supporters what they thought.

Those we spoke to didn’t seem discouraged.

“He has good core beliefs. Because the beliefs that Warnock shares are not what Georgians want,” Walker supporter Johnathan Boland said.

“I think Warnock is just scared. Spend more money campaigning because I think he knows they’re going to lose,” said supporter Sarah Burch.

Recent polls seem to suggest the allegations did little to hurt Walker.

Walker trailed Warnock for most of the race, but has now taken the lead by 1.6 points according to the Real Clear Politics Poll Average.

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Jessica C. Bell