Former football star Herschel Walker filed paperwork Tuesday to run for U.S. Senate in Georgia, setting him up for a potential challenge next year against Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) in the contentious battleground state.
Walker, a University of Georgia football legend who went on to play in the NFL for more than a decade, had been considering a bid for months while living in Texas. Walker had just registered to vote in the Peach State — under an address in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta — provided a strong indicator that he may be preparing to launch his campaign.
Although Trump has not handed down an official endorsement, he had this to say in March about Walker’s potential Senate run:
Former President Trump releases a statement encouraging Herschel Walker to run for U.S. Senate in Georgia pic.twitter.com/77VQawgFtP
— Stephanie Myers (@_StephanieMyers) March 10, 2021
Trump has said in interviews that be believes Walker will make a splash in U.S. politics in the upcoming midterms. The Former President revealed that personal conversations have taken place, and a Walker run for Senate was likely. Herschel himself has teased the idea on numerous occasions.
Georgia on my mind pic.twitter.com/JdKJ193Nkn
— Herschel Walker (@HerschelWalker) June 17, 2021
Wouldn’t he look great standing next to President Donald Trump in 2024?
Herschel Walker has officially announced he is running for U.S. Senate seat in Georgia.
If anyone can unseat Warnock, it’s this man.pic.twitter.com/SaLTOnkUlG
— Suburban Black Man 🇺🇸 (@goodblackdude) August 24, 2021
The Georgia Senate race is expected to be one of the few serious pickup opportunities Republicans have next year in their quest to take back the Senate majority. Warnock, who is finishing out the term of former Sen. Johnny Isakson, has proven to be a radical Leftist and Christian phony, often conflating Marxism and Christianity.
The Peach State Democrat defeated former GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler in an upset during the January runoffs, and it’s been revealed he’s sitting on a $32 million war chest of campaign cash.
Others in the Republican primary field who will seek to unseat Warnock include Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, Air Force Veteran Kelvin King, and retired Navy SEAL Latham Saddler.
Black issued a statement in response to the news about Walker’s candidacy:
Welcome back from life in Texas, @HerschelWalker. While you get reacquainted with life in our state, I'm ready to discuss the issues anytime, anywhere. #gapol #gasen pic.twitter.com/tkjyljv7M8
— Gary Black (@GaryBlackForGA) August 24, 2021
The FEC has confirmed Walker’s filing, but Herschel has yet to confirm his campaign or begin fundraising.
Author: Sebastian Hayworth
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