The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports:
Former University of Georgia football star Herschel Walker launched a campaign Tuesday for the U.S. Senate, bringing both his celebrity and his untested political background to one of the premier national contests on the 2022 ballot. Walker becomes the most prominent Republican to line up against Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock in next year’s contest, ending intense speculation that he’ll move from his home in Texas to Georgia to run for the office.
Walker didn’t immediately comment, though he filed paperwork Tuesday with the Federal Election Commission establishing his candidacy and recently registered to vote in Georgia. A formal announcement is expected within days. He entered the race at the urging of former President Donald Trump, who said the one-time running back would be as “unstoppable” as a candidate as he was on the field.
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A Republican who doesn’t currently live in Georgia and only just registered to vote in Georgia *this month* is now running for Senate in Georgia.https://t.co/HWu2YBm7YE
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 24, 2021
Herschel Walker’s wife faces possible felony charges for casting a ballot in another state during the 2020 election. Julie Blanchard cast an absentee ballot in Georgia while living in Texas. pic.twitter.com/66Fys8kO2L
— Hoodlum 🇺🇸 (@NotHoodlum) August 24, 2021
Senator Raphael Warnock has been Pastor for 16 years at the same Atlanta church where MLK Jr. led his congregation.
Herschel Walker cheered the insurrection.
BRING. IT. ON.
— Jake Lobin (@JakeLobin) August 24, 2021
Herschel Walker is lives in Texas.
He is running for the Senate in Georgia.
That’s today’s GOP in a nutshell.
They have no shame.
— Chris Hahn (@ChristopherHahn) August 24, 2021
If there’s one thing we learned from Tommy Tuberville, it’s that we don’t need Senators who think the 3 branches of government are offense, defense & Trump’s dick.
Let’s not make the same mistake with Herschel Walker, Georgia.
— Kyla In The Burgh 🏳️🌈🏴☠️ (@KylaInTheBurgh) August 24, 2021
Also, God? pls ignore:
-how Herschel Walker said his Dissociative Personality Disorder caused violent feelings
-& his ex filed a protective order claiming he was violent against her
-& he lied abt hiring 100s of employees (it was 8)
-& lied abt owning a chicken processing plant https://t.co/gj8tOHXJ12
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) August 24, 2021