An ugly court case just put this top Democrat Senator in legal jeopardy

This was the last news Chuck Schumer needed to hear.

Democrats’ bid to retain their Senate majority just took a massive hit.

And now one ugly court case just put this top Democrat Senator in legal jeopardy.

Georgia Democrat Senator Raphael Warnock is one of the most endangered incumbents in America.

Warnock is a radical socialist running for re-election in a swing state that still leans Red.

Warnock is already facing an ugly court custody battle with his ex-wife, where she alleges he ran over her foot with his car.

Now it looks like Warnock ran afoul of federal campaign finance rules that prevent candidates and elected officials from using campaign funds for personal use.

In this case, Warnock stands accused of paying for legal representation in a lawsuit filed against him using money from his campaign account.

POLITICO reports:

The case, first filed in 2019 by Atlanta resident Melvin Robertson, involved baffling and seemingly baseless allegations against Warnock that date back to 2005 when he was a pastor. It was dismissed by a federal district court judge in Georgia without any of the defendants being served.

But Robertson refiled a similar lawsuit in April 2021, outlining the same allegations against Warnock while also suing Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he has long served as senior pastor, and other public figures.

This time, Warnock was serving in the Senate. And he enlisted his campaign attorneys from Elias Law Group to represent him in the case, along with an Atlanta firm, Krevolin & Horst, which assisted ELG.

Federal Election Commission rules limit a candidate to using campaign money to pay for legal defense only for “litigation expenses where the candidate/officeholder was the defendant and the litigation arose directly from campaign activity or the candidate’s status as a candidate.”

In this case, Robertson is not suing Warnock for any alleged injury that occurred because he ran for Senate.

Instead, Robertson refiled a claim from 2005 long before Warnock entered electoral politics.

Warnock is facing former University of Georgia football star and 1982 Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker in one of the closest and most expensive Senate races in America.

For Democrats to cling to their Senate majority this November, Warnock must defeat Walker.

But Warnock is piling up scandals and messy legal battles.

And in a political environment poisoned for Democrats by Joe Biden’s sinking job approval numbers, Warnock may not be able to recover from this setback.

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