Former President Donald Trump wants legendary football player Herschel Walker to run for Senate in Georgia, saying Walker would be “unstoppable” in Congress just like he was in football.
From the New York Post:
Trump said in an emailed statement from his Save America PAC: “Wouldn’t it be fantastic if the legendary Herschel Walker ran for the United States Senate in Georgia? He would be unstoppable, just like he was when he played for the Georgia Bulldogs, and in the NFL. He is also a GREAT person. Run Herschel, run!”
Walker, an avid Trump supporter during his presidency, would face Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, who won a special election in January to fill out the remainder of retired GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson’s six-year term.
Walker is a legendary figure in Georgia, the state where he grew up and played college football before embarking on a 15 year professional career.
The Heisman Trophy winner would also be an African-American voice to counter incumbent Sen. Warnock, and important factor in state with a 33% black population.
Warnock defeated former Sen. Kelly Loeffler in 2020’s special election, and has yet to say whether she will seek a rematch in 2022. Former Georgie Sen. David Perdue, who lost his seat to Sen. Jon Ossoff, has ruled out running in 2022.
Meanwhile, Trump has pivoted his political strategy to endorsing his favored candidates ahead of the upcoming midterms. The former president has asserted he still sees himself as the leader of the GOP, and has set out to punish some Republicans he believes were not loyal to him during his final days in office.
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