The Republican Party ran two terrible candidates in the senate runoff elections in Georgia. This cost the Republican Party two senate seats, and gave the Democrat Party control of the United States Senate. Fortunately, the Republican Party will have a strong candidate in 2022. The pro-Trump Herschel Walker is a solid conservative who can defeat Senator Raphael Warnock.
I am just a kid from Wrightsville, Georgia, who has lived the American Dream. Now, I’m running as a Republican for the United States Senate to keep that dream alive for everybody. To join the fight, visit https://t.co/J4UbhIPvuU pic.twitter.com/e1ZX5PHdVY
— Herschel Walker (@HerschelWalker) August 25, 2021
Former football star Herschel Walker files for Senate run in Georgia
By CBS, August 25, 2021
Former University of Georgia and NFL running back Herschel Walker filed to run for the U.S. Senate in Georgia, making him the highest-profile Republican to jump into the race against incumbent Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock.
Walker’s campaign filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday. He’s untested politically, but enters the race with nearly universal name recognition in Georgia, where he won the 1982 Heisman Trophy as a running back for the University of Georgia.
“I’m a conservative not because someone told me to be. I’m a conservative because I believe in smaller government, a strong military, personal responsibility and making sure all people have an opportunity to pursue their dreams,” Walker said Wednesday in a video announcing his campaign. “I’m a kid from a small town in Georgia who has lived the American Dream and I’m ready to fight to keep that dream alive for you too.”
Former President Trump, who has known Walker for decades, and some of his allies urged Walker to enter the race.
“Wouldn’t it be fantastic if the legendary Herschel Walker ran for the United States Senate in Georgia? He would be unstoppable,” Mr. Trump said in a statement in March. A video posted to Instagram by Donald Trump Jr. in June showed Walker at an event with the former president.
Walker has been living in Texas, but state records show that he recently registered to vote in Georgia.
Three other Republicans are already running for the chance to unseat Warnock next November: Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, veteran Kelvin King and former Navy SEAL and Trump administration official Latham Saddler. Black released an ad earlier this month jabbing Walker over his residency.