After WNBA players wore T-shirts on Tuesday supporting Raphael Warnock, who’s running for a U.S. Senate seat from Georgia currently held by Republican Kelly Loeffler, his campaign raised $183,000 and picked up 3,500 new donors.
Loeffler, who co-owns the Atlanta Dream, has spoken out against the Black Lives Matter movement and opposed efforts by the league to honor it.
In an extraordinary show of public protest, players from five teams—including the Dream—wore “Vote Warnock” T-shirts Tuesday.
In the last 48 hours, Warnock’s campaign said it gained 3,500 new donors and raised $183,000, though as of June 30, Loeffler had brought in four times more cash than Warnock overall, according to OpenSecrets.
Loeffler said in a statement Wednesday night that players supporting her opponent are an example of “out-of-control cancel culture.”