Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan (R) has now announced he did not vote in the state Senate runoff for either Republican Herschel Walker or his Democrat rival Raphael Warnock.
Duncan went on to call the choice on the ballot “the most disappointing ballot” he has seen.
Duncan, a frequent opponent of former President Trump who blamed Republicans’ poor midterm showing on Trump, earlier told CNN that Walker had not yet earned his vote..
Duncan, who did not seek for reelection this year, went on to advise Walker to first contact Trump and request that he refrain from campaigning in the runoff, in order to prevent his presence from harming his campaign.
Trump has yet to visit Georgia, as he did for the previous cycle’s two Senate runoff races.
Duncan also urged Walker to seek all possible help from Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R), who defeated Democrat Stacey Abrams in the November election.
Kemp has since campaigned for Walker and also just cut a major ad for the campaign.
Early voting in several Georgia counties began on Saturday, with the official runoff date scheduled for Tuesday.
According to a recent Emerson College Polling and The Hill poll, Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) has a two-point lead against Republican competitor Herschel Walker in the Georgia Senate runoff.
According to a poll issued on Thursday, 49 percent of extremely likely voters polled indicated they would vote for Warnock, while 47 percent said they would vote for Walker. A separate 4% were unsure; this polling is within the margin of error, thus matching the two contenders.