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FIRST ON FOX: A super PAC supporting Georgia GOP Senate candidate Herschel Walker is spending more than $50,000 on a billboard campaign attacking Sen. Raphael Warnock over inflation and gas prices as the midterms loom later this year.
The PAC, called 34N22, after Walker's number 34 from his playing days at the University of Georgia and in the NFL, says the billboards will appear in the major cities of Atlanta, Augusta, Macon and Savannah.
The two economically-focused billboards say "Inflation hurts families" and "Gas prices are insane." Each includes the hashtag "#WarnockIsn'tWorking."
Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., speaks on Medicare expansion and the reconciliation package during a press conference with fellow lawmakers at the U.S. Capitol Sept. 23, 2021, in Washington. (Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images / Getty Images) HOUSE DEMOCRATS TOP HOUSE GOP ELECTION COMMITTEE LAST YEAR IN MIDTERM CASH RACE
A third billboard hits Warnock on law and order, saying, "Crime is killing Atlanta."
Inflation and prices are at the top of voters' minds, according to a FOX Business Poll released last month.
Thirty-six percent of respondents said inflation and rising prices are the biggest issue in the U.S. economy – more than double the next-highest issue, which was government spending at 16%. Eighty-four percent of respondents said they were either extremely concerned about inflation and higher prices (55%) or very concerned about inflation and higher prices (29%).
Former President Trump and Herschel Walker walk as they watch young participants during the White House Sports and Fitness Day on the South Lawn May 30, 2018, in Washington. Walker is endorsed by Trump and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST FOX NEWS REPORTING FROM THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL
Meanwhile, 36% percent of respondents said they approve of President Biden's handling of crime, compared to 57% who disapprove.
Walker is a front-runner to face Warnock in Georgia's Senate general election this fall, as the former football star is endorsed by both former President Donald Trump and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., two GOP bigwigs often at odds.
These endorsements came after some concerns about
political baggage Walker may carry, including accusations by his ex-wife of being "physically abusive" and reports that he exaggerated his business success. Sens. Jon Ossoff, D-Ga., and Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., push for Medicaid expansion in Democrats’ reconciliation bill on Oct. 26, 2021 (Tyler Olson/Fox News)
Warnock, meanwhile, is basing his campaign on issues like election reform after Georgia Republicans passed a controversial voting law last year that he and other Democrats says is designed to suppress votes by Blacks and Democrats.
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"Our elections are in serious need of protection. Voters shouldn’t have to jump through hoops to cast a ballot," Warnock tweeted last week.
The Georgia senator also spent last year fighting for Medicaid expansion nationally, noting that Georgia is one of the states that didn't take advantage of expanded Medicaid provisions in the Affordable Care Act.
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