Herschel Walker, the NFL legend who is also a Trump supporter, is running for U.S. Senate in Georgia as a Republican.
This is fantastic for conservatives and people who believe in ‘America first.’
Walker will be running against the far left Democrat Raphael Warnock.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Herschel Walker running for Senate in Georgia
Former college football star Herschel Walker is running to become a U.S. senator from Georgia.
The Heisman Trophy winner filed paperwork on Tuesday establishing his campaign, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. An announcement is expected over the next few days, the outlet reported.
Walker, a friend of former President Donald Trump who has no experience in public office, will face off next year against incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock in what is expected to be among the most competitive Senate races in the United States.
Warnock defeated Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler in a special runoff election on Jan. 5 to finish out the term of former Sen. Johnny Isakson, who retired in 2019 for health reasons.
Trump began publicly and frequently encouraging a run from Walker, a University of Georgia alumnus with supreme name recognition in the state, after Loeffler’s loss to Warnock and former Republican Sen. David Perdue’s simultaneous defeat by Jon Ossoff gave Georgia two Democratic senators.
The political relationship between the former president and the former Celebrity Apprentice contender has been somewhat symbiotic over the past year.
This is great news!
Breaking: 1982 Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker is running for U.S. Senate in Georgia as a Republican https://t.co/6eE27xSQUP
— Logan Ratick (@Logan_Ratick) August 24, 2021
Herschel Walker has just filed paperwork to run for the US Senate in Georgia. MAGA!
— Susan St. James (@SusanStJames3_) August 24, 2021
BREAKING: Herschel Walker has reportedly filed FEC paperwork to run for the Georgia U.S. Senate seat currently held by pro-abortion Democrat Raphael Warnock.
— LifeNews.com (@LifeNewsHQ) August 24, 2021
Ex-NFL Star Herschel Walker Enters Georgia Senate Race https://t.co/1HLq5mmqKr
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 24, 2021