Herschel Walker

He’s running: Herschel Walker makes bid for U.S. Senate

He’s running: Herschel Walker makes bid for U.S. Senate

University of Georgia football icon Herschel Walker filed paperwork Tuesday to seek the Republican nomination for the Georgia U.S. Senate seat now held by Democrat Raphael Warnock. Walker’s long-anticipated entry into the race promises to touch off a long, divisive campaign pitting Georgia Republicans loyal to former President Donald Trump against those who would rather move on from the controversy stirred by Trump’s reelection loss to Democrat Joe Biden last fall and subsequent unsuccessful bid to overturn the election. Trump has been urging Walker, who has lived in Texas for decades, to jump into the contest. After publicly flirting with…
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Republican candidate takes shot at Herschel Walker in campaign ad

Republican candidate takes shot at Herschel Walker in campaign ad

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black is telling University of Georgia football icon Herschel Walker to put up or shut up in next year’s Republican race for the U.S. Senate. Walker, former President Donald Trump’s pick to challenge incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, has been hinting he may run for the seat but hasn’t made a firm decision. Black, who is already in the race, has released a TV ad contrasting his Georgia background with the fact that Walker now lives in Texas. The ad starts with a video showing Walker in front of car with a Georgia license plate, saying…
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Vernon Jones and Herschel Walker to voters: Trump is not a racist

Vernon Jones and Herschel Walker to voters: Trump is not a racist

Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones rebuked his fellow Democrats on the opening night of the Republican National Convention Monday and made an appeal for voters of color to reelect President Donald Trump. There’s little chance of Trump winning even a sizable minority of Black votes, with polls showing him trailing by far the Democratic nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden. Still, Jones, who is Black and a “lifelong Democrat,” urged Black voters to reject his party. Jones blasted his statehouse colleagues for ostracizing him after his endorsement of Trump in April, and said the party was too supportive of violent…
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