ATLANTA — Football legend Herschel Walker won the GOP nomination and a spot on the ballot come November in Georgia's U.S. Senate race. He will face Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock for a seat that has the potential to tilt the balance in Congress, setting up a high-stakes general election for the state and the country.
Georgians headed to the polls on Tuesday, May 24, for primary voting that will determine who appears on the general election ballot this November.
Now a pivotal swing state - arguably, the most important bellwether "purple" state in the country - Georgia voters will get another chance to influence national politics.
Below, find the results from the Republican and Democratic primaries for U.S. Senate in Georgia:
Georgia U.S. Senate primary candidates and results
- Herschel Walker - The UGA football legend is backed by former President Trump and is running as a cultural conservative who prioritizes "putting Georgia and Georgians first."
- Gary Black - He is the current Georgia agriculture commissioner and has held that office for more than a decade.
- Latham Saddler - A former Navy SEAL and official in the National Security Council during the Trump administration.
- Kelvin King - A Cobb County businessman and Air Force veteran who also played college football, for the Air Force Academy.
- Josh Clark - A former Georgia state representative and Christian conservative activist on abortion issues.
- Jonathan McColumn - An Army veteran who reached the rank of brigadier general and an ordained minister.
Herschel Walker is the projected winner by the Associated Press.
- Sen. Rev. Raphael Warnock - The incumbent Democratic senator from Georgia and pastor at Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Martin Luther King, Jr. preached who has emphasized healthcare in much of his efforts as a lawmaker.
- Tamara Johnson-Shealey - A business owner and beauty industry advocate who is prioritizing "economic, social and environmental justice."
Sen. Rev. Raphael Warnock has been projected as the winner in this race by the Associated Press.