"National Democrats have already said they plan to spend $100 million on this race, and these strong numbers show that we are ready to go head to head with anybody," Walker announced in a press release, according to Fox News.
The former University of Georgia running back, who worked as a major advocate of former President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, announced that his team is "overwhelmed by the support" from the approximately 50,000 Americans who have donated to his campaign, which Trump is endorsing.
In an interview with Politico, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said last month that he had a "good conversation" with Walker and believes there is "every indication that he is going to be a good candidate."
Although, Democrats spotlight that Walker comes with lots of potential political baggage that could give his opponents ammunition - from his well-documented struggles with a mental illness identified as dissociative identity disorder and accusations by his ex-wife of being "physically abusive."
As the GOP tries to win back the Senate majority they lost in January when the Democrats narrowly swept Georgia's twin Senate runoff elections, they're playing plenty of defense, backing 20 of the 34 seats up for grabs, including five open seats – with two of them in the crucial battlegrounds of Pennsylvania and North Carolina.
Yet, they likewise see chances to flip blue seats red in four states, including Georgia. And they view Warnock as one of the most vulnerable Democrats running for reelection in 2022.
In the meantime, as of August, Warnock had already raised $10.5 million for his reelection bid. The senator beat Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., in a runoff election last January.
Loeffler had worked in the Senate for roughly a year after GOP Gov. Brian Kemp appointed her for the seat vacated by the resignation of Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., in December 2019, according to Ballotpedia. Warnock is to complete the term Isakson had won in 2016, with his first term in office ending in January 2023.
Although Loeffler has not ruled out a possible comeback campaign, yet former Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., who lost to Democrat Sen. Jon Ossoff in the state's other runoff election, announced earlier this year he's not running again in 2022.