Evangelical Leaders Rally Around Herschel Walker

Politico reports:

Since revelations surfaced that the former football star and self-described “pro-life” Republican had allegedly paid for an ex-girlfriend’s abortion in 2009, evangelical Christian leaders in Georgia have banded together to support Walker, as has the Republican Party in general. Walker has staked out a hard-line, “no exceptions” position on abortion.

So far, Christian evangelical leaders have not flagged in their support, saying that he aligns with them on key policy matters. It’s a practice that has become common for Christian conservatives since the rise of Donald Trump — a political era that has inured religious voters to news of lewd behavior by Republicans.

Ralph Reed, founder of the Faith & Freedom Coalition and former chair of the Georgia Republican Party, said that Walker has done more to reach out to evangelicals than any statewide candidate since Sonny Perdue ran for governor in 2002. “That’s something that I think is going to pay a lot of dividends now,” Reed said in an interview.

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