A Black Republican has announced his plan to challenge Sen. Raphael Warnock in 2022 senate elections.
Kelvin King, an Atlanta-area construction company owner and Donald Trump supporter, said Monday (April 12) that he plans to challenge Warnock for his Senate seat, according to a report by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“Career politicians, woke corporations, and the cancel culture are all empowered while our families and small businesses are left to pay the price,” King reportedly said. “As the GOP, we have to decide right now if we are knocked down or knocked out.”
After Georgia Republicans experienced numerous losses in the 2020 election season, King is likely one of many Republicans looking to take Warnock’s seat. Warnock beat out Republican Kelly Loeffler in a runoff race while Sen. Jon Ossoff defeated Sen. David Perdue in their runoff race, giving the Senate a 50-50 split between the parties.
King spoke at Trump rallies in Georgia during Trump’s failed re-election campaign aimed at garnering votes from Black Georgia Republicans.
Warnock will be running for a full six-year term in 2022. Trump has also encouraged former University of Georgia football player Herschel Walker to run for the seat as well. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Loeffler along with former US Reps Doug Collins and Buddy Carter are considering joining the race.
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