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Black Republicans and Democrats dominate list of top Senate fundraisers

As the 2022 midterms approach, Black Senate candidates have emerged as the top fundraisers for both parties, The Boston Globe reported Monday.

Per the Globe, which based its report on data from the Federal Election Commission, "For the last three quarters, Black candidates have been the top fundraisers in their respective parties. And four Black candidates ranked among the top five money-raisers for the last three months of 2021."

These four spots were held by two Democrats, Sen. Raphael Warnock (Ga.) and Rep. Val Demings (Fla.), and two Republicans, Sen. Tim Scott (S.C.) and former athlete Herschel Walker.

Warnock tops the list with $9.8 million, followed by white Sen. Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) with $8.9 million, Demings with $7.2 million, Scott with $7 million, and Walker with $5.3 million.

Warnock and Scott are incumbents, while Walker and Demings are challenging Warnock and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), respectively.

Walker, a Trump-endorsed former NFL star, and Warnock, senior pastor at Martin Luther King Jr.'s Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, are neck-and-neck in the polls.

Most sources consider Scott's seat to be safe.

Demings, the only Black woman on the list, trails Rubio by several points.