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Hershel Walker compares himself to ‘Ricky Bobby’ in Georgia Senate race with Raphael Warnock

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Herschel Walker says he’s still racing at full speed.

“I’m like Ricky Bobby – I don’t come to lose,” he said, referencing the 2006 Will Ferrell comedy movie “Talladega Nights” at his suburban Atlanta watch party.

The former football hero pulled a line from a famous movie in another sport to show supporters he’s not giving up his chase of Georgia Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock, as their election contest heads to a likely runoff.

With 94% of the vote in, Warnock has 49.3% of the vote compared to Walker’s 48.6%. Libertarian candidate Chase Oliver scored 2.1% of the vote.

Walker or Warnock need to get 50% or more of the vote to avoid a Dec. 6 run-off that looks increasingly likely.

Warnock told supporters late Tuesday that he is monitoring results in a race he expected to be close.

Hershel Walker compares himself to fictional NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby during his speech on Nov. 8, 2022.
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Warnock hugging actress Lynn Whitfield.
With 94% of the vote in, the crucial Georgia Senate race continues.
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“That’s where we are, so y’all just hang in there,” the Senator said. “I’m feeling good.”

The runoff would be a familiar territory for Warnock, who was elected via runoff in a 2020 special election to fill the reminder of Sen. Johnny Isakson’s term. He defeated Kelly Loeffler, who had been appointed to the Senate and served for one year, with 51% of the vote.

With Post wires.

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