Herschel Walker, an NFL Hall of Famer, filed paperwork on Tuesda to officially run for Senate in Georgia, as a Republican. This is a great sign, considering the GOP needed a strong challenger to run against Senator Raphael Warnock next year.
Herschel Walker has just filed paperwork to run for the US Senate in Georgia. MAGA!
— Susan St. James (@SusanStJames3_) August 24, 2021
The Hill reports:
An official campaign announcement could come within days, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Walker’s highly anticipated entrance into the race makes him the most prominent challenger yet to Warnock, who narrowly won a runoff election earlier this year against former Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.).
Even before he filed his paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday, there were signs that Walker was likely to run. Despite living in Texas for years, Walker registered to vote in Georgia earlier this month using an Atlanta address.
His highest-profile opponent in the Georgia GOP Senate primary so far is state Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, who has taken a more aggressive stance against Walker in recent weeks. He released a digital ad earlier this month taunting Walker over his looming Senate run.
I hope @HerschelWalker Wins in Georgia!
— Nicholas Williams (@NickWilliams_98) August 24, 2021
Walker will likely be endorsed by his long-time friend, former President Donald Trump. As if his legendary fame was not enough, I believe that a Trump endorsement would truly solidify a win.
The only trouble Walker may face comes down to past reports of violent behavior, and his open past struggles with mental illness. However, I truly believe he is still a strong candidate and stands a good chance at winning. He is a great man with a big heart.
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
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