The Last Senate Seat

Georgia voters are heading to the polls for the final battle of the 2022 midterms — the runoff election between Senator Raphael Warnock, a Democrat, and his Republican opponent, Herschel Walker.

Both parties have their own challenges: Republicans have a candidate quality issue in Mr. Walker, and Democrats are concerned about the turnout of their voter coalition. One side, though, already seems resigned to losing.

Guest: Maya King, a politics reporter covering the South for The New York Times.

Background reading: 

  • On the eve of Georgia’s Senate runoff, Mr. Warnock warned his supporters about being overconfident, and Mr. Walker urged Republicans to flood the polls.
  • The runoff will answer a big question — what’s more powerful: a candidate’s skills and experience, or the tug of political partisanship?

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