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Herschel Walker Running For U.S. Senate In Georgia

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Herschel Walker spent his younger years running successfully, so now he is going to try it again.

That’s right, the former NFL running back great is now taking his best shot at the U.S. Senate, as some suspected he might. Walker, 59, launched his campaign Tuesday, and will line up against Democrat U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock on the 2022 ballot in his home state of Georgia.

“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,” wrote Greg Bluestein of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Walker received a major endorsement from former President Donald Trump, who claimed that Walker would be “unstoppable” as a Republican senate candidate.

But despite his celebrity status and massive success on the football field, Walker clearly has his work cut out for him, with three other contenders in the mix.

“Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black is the best known of the trio. The three-term incumbent has picked up key endorsements and painted Walker as a carpetbagger who should have long ago moved to the state to ‘learn what Georgians have on their minds,'” Bluestein wrote.

“The other two contenders are Kelvin King, a military veteran who was one of Trump’s top Black surrogates; and Latham Saddler, a former Navy SEAL and Trump administration official who has surprised Republicans with his early fundraising success and organizational apparatus.”

Many consider Walker to be the greatest college football player ever from his time as a running back at Georgia. He won the Heisman Trophy in 1980 before moving onto the professional ranks and the USFL’s New Jersey Generals, owned by Trump.

A native of Augusta, Ga., Walker’s best NFL seasons came with the Dallas Cowboys (1986-89) and Minnesota Vikings (1989-91). He later spent time with the Philadelphia Eagles (1992-94) and New York Giants (1995), before retiring with the Cowboys in 1997.

He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1999, and his number 34 has been retired at Georgia.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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  1. Herschel reminds me of George W Bush – likeable, good guy, not incredibly smart or ruthless but someone I would like and probably can trust to play fair if we are opponents – but not the first person I would count on to get the job done. Kind of the opposite of “Orange Man Bad” who was abrasive but very smart and ruthless, someone I might not like and probably wouldn’t trust if we were opponents but probably the first person I would count on to get the job done.

    I really prefer a get the job done guy to make executive decisions if I have a choice between the two, but get the job done guys are pretty rare in politics because it always turns into a popularity contest. Herschel seems to have his heart in the right place at least and is probably a very good uniter and team builder.

    But get ready Herschel – like Larry Elder, you are going to be called The New Black Face of White Supremacy which is such a disingenuous insult only a Woketard could conjure it up.

    Good luck Herschel you will make a good leader.

  2. If Tommy Tuberville can win election in Alabama, anything’s possible. Herschel will benefit from immediate name recognition in the state where he’s still worshiped. I’m a #VolForLife, but I’m pretty sure that this Senate race will swiftly become a re-enactment of Herschel’s breakout play as a freshman…with Warnock playing the role of Bill Bates.
    https://youtu.be/8Nc2XsimM90

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