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Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin shared links on his social media pages asking for donations to incumbent U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), who faces Republican Herschel Walker in a runoff election in Georgia.

On both Twitter and Facebook, Woodfin shared the donation link and said, in quotes, “It ain’t over.”

The U.S. Senate runoff election in Georgia will take place on December 6. It is the last seat to be decided in the Senate for this year’s midterm elections.

After clenching onto senatorial elections in Arizona and Nevada and flipping a Senate seat in Pennsylvania, Democrats retained 50 seats in the Senate. If Walker wins in December, the Senate would be split 50-50 between Republicans and Democrats. 

However, Vice President Kamala Harris retains a tie-breaking vote in the Senate, thereby giving the Democrats a slight advantage even if Walker were to win.

Both parties are investing large amounts of money into the Georgia runoff election.

Senate Democrats have invested $7 million in Warnock’s campaign already. 

This is nothing new for Warnock. Warnock’s close election in 2020 against Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler, a race that also went into a runoff, was one of the most expensive Senate races in American history.

According to Open Secrets, Warnock has already raised $98,654,186 as of October 19 with large donations from individuals involved in corporations and institutions in liberal states like California. 

Individuals associated with the University of California donated a total of $283,753 to Warnock between 2017 and 2022. 

Warnock also received $302,756 from individuals associated with California-based Alphabet Inc. and $125,471 from people associated with Microsoft.

Even individuals associated with Auburn University and the University of Alabama have donated to Warnock’s campaign. Individuals at both institutions donated more to Warnock’s campaign than to Walker’s.

By the same time, Walker’s campaign had not even raised half of what Warnock raised. Walker’s donations totaled $37,485,371.

To connect with the author of this story, or to comment, email will.blakely@1819news.com or find him on Twitter and Facebook.

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