MILTON, GA – EXCLUSIVE: Former Georgia Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler is pleading with Georgians to turn out in large numbers for the Dec. 6 runoff election between incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and GOP nominee Herschel Walker.
In an exclusive interview with Fox News Digital after a Walker campaign rally in Milton, Georgia, Loeffler, who narrowly lost to Warnock in his own January 2021 re-election, emphasized that turnout will be key to propelling Walker to victory, and she touted his performance on Election Day despite the Democrats’ massive spending advantage in the race.
“I’m all for Herschel. Herschel has worked so hard. He’s going to stand up and defend our Georgia values, our American values. He works every day, so I’m right there next to him making sure that we’ll get the vote,” Loeffler said when asked why she decided to get back on the campaign trail to run for Walker.
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Former Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler campaigns for Republican Senate nominee Herschel Walker during a rally on November 21, 2022 in Milton, Georgia.
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Loeffler said every election is about turnout, but it’s especially important in runoff elections. She then pointed to the size of the crowd at the Walker rally, which numbered close to 300 supporters, noting that it was a good sign to see such numbers during Thanksgiving week.
“That’s what it takes, really strong turnout, because look, Herschel Walker was spent over $70 million and there’s only a 35,000 vote difference in a state with 7 and a half million registered voters. So that’s crucial , that the turnout is ours this time,” she said.
Loeffler dismissed any potential challenges former President Trump’s announcement that he would be a 2024 presidential candidate would pose to Walker in the race, given Trump’s underwater favorability ratings in the state.
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Republican Senate nominee Herschel Walker speaks to supporters during a rally on November 21, 2022 in Milton, Georgia.
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“Look, when I’m out with Georgians every day and talk to them, they’re talking about what’s going on around the kitchen table, the impact on their lives, the out-of-control spending in Washington, the vigilante indoctrination in the schools, crime, open borders. They are very focused on someone who can come and solve their problems right now in 2022. So they are focused on the kitchen table and not the palace intrigue,” she said.
When asked who she thought should be at the top of a future Republican presidential ticket, Loeffler said there is “an incredibly deep bench” in the party and that it is important for voters’ voices to be heard.
Da-Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., gestures as she speaks during an election night party on Jan. 6, 2021, in Atlanta.
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“That’s what it’s all about. And you know, President Trump put America first, and I think everybody else that’s going to get on the ballot is going to try to have that America First agenda because that’s the only agenda that works for this country,” she said.
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Loeffler added that she has no current plans to run for political office.
The run-off between Warnock and Walker will be held on Tuesday, December 6, with early voting scheduled to begin on Saturday, November 26 and end on Friday, December 2.