The occasion, which was not listed on his public schedule, was one among at the least two the Republican Senate candidate scheduled within the ultimate weekend earlier than Election Day on Tuesday.
Walker was recognized for his jam-packed schedule all through the first season however within the final two weeks, he’s had fewer public occasions than his opponent, Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.). Walker not too long ago picked up the tempo with an “Evict Warnock” bus tour.
He has additionally averted taking questions from reporters aside from interviews with Fox Information, typically with a surrogate reminiscent of GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham at his aspect.
In a brief dialog with POLITICO on his marketing campaign bus, Walker denied that his marketing campaign group was hiding him an excessive amount of from voters and the press, saying, “Nope, they haven’t.”
Walker, as he does at most occasions, acquired a protracted line of potential Georgia voters for pictures, handshakes and quick greetings. On the UGA tailgate occasion, he first began assembly voters one after the other inside his bus due to the rain earlier than shifting exterior underneath a tent.
Walker is difficult Warnock in what’s Georgia’s third Senate runoff election in lower than two years. In contrast to the 2020 runoff, nonetheless, management of the Senate is already determined. Each events have frightened that this might lower motivation to end up to vote, and each have launched an all-hands-on-deck effort to end up voters utilizing exterior organizing teams and fly-in visits from nationwide figures.
Walker stated he hasn’t seen any lack of enthusiasm from voters.
“They’re not [less motivated] as a result of they know proper now that the Home will likely be even so that they don’t need to perceive what is going on proper now. You get the Home, you get the committees. You get all of the committees even, they only stall issues inside there. So if we preserve a examine on Joe Biden, we simply going to maintain a examine on him,” Walker stated.
The Home will likely be managed by a slim Republican majority subsequent yr and won’t be evenly cut up between each events.
In a ultimate query within the quick interview, POLITICO requested why in what was anticipated to be a wave yr for Republicans, Walker ended up in a runoff.
“We’re in a runoff as a result of they spend some huge cash,” Walker stated of Warnock, who has raised more cash than another Senate candidate this yr. “I believe everyone noticed that. They spend some huge cash however but they by no means speak about points. They by no means talked about coverage, they by no means talked about any of the insurance policies. They only spend cash.”