Herschel Walker Runs for Warnock Senate Seat

Herschel Walker Runs for Warnock Senate Seat

Herschel Walker has a chance to revolutionize politics

Jim McCool
Jim McCool
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August 24, 2021

Although the 2022 midterm elections are more than a year away, campaign bombshells are already dropping in 2021.  States like Florida have highly anticipated races but the state of Georgia, which flipped to blue in 2020, now has one heck of a GOP candidate looking to flip Georgia back to red.  Football legend, Herschel Walker, has officially announced he will run for Senate in Georgia.

Although this is not happening in Florida, Walker's candidacy could have major implications on a national level.  A beloved football player and avid Donald Trump ally, the former Heisman Trophy winner is seeking to unseat incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) who soundly narrowly Senator Loeffler (R-GA) in 2020.

"The retired pro-athlete grew up in Wrightsville about 50 miles east of Macon but hasn’t lived in Georgia in more than 30 years and has never run for office." - New York Post on Herschel Walker

Walker has had a close relationship with Trump since the 1980s when he played on a Trump-owned team in the United States Football League. The pair’s relationship is expected to be key in Walker’s bid to stand out in Georgia’s GOP primary.

Today, Walker insists that the 2020 election was "stolen" and what better place to run than one of the few states Republicans pushed for a statewide audit of.

A Walker candidacy could revolutionize the political atmosphere on a multitude of levels.  A win over Warnock would prove that the Democrat sweep of the state of Georgia in 2020 was merely a fluke, or not as safe ground as Democrats had hoped.  Also, as an African-American, even an unsuccessful candidacy would very well compliment the up-and-coming "Blexit" movement in the United States.

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Jim McCool

Jim McCool

Jim is a graduate of Florida State University where he studied Political Science, Religion and Criminology. He has been a reporter for the Floridian since January of 2021 and will start law school in 2024.

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