Georgia U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker (R) told Howard Stern that he’s played Russian roulette as least six times “because I love competition so much… I just love to compete.”
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A new Trafalgar poll in Georgia finds Herschel Walker (R) with a massive lead in the GOP primary for U.S. Senate with 76% support, followed by Gary Black (R) at 6%, Latham Saddler (R) at 3% and Kelvin King (R) at 2%.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “The woman, Myka Dean, detailed the alleged threats made by Herschel Walker to authorities in the Texas city of Irving in a January 2012 police report.”
“Dean is the second woman who was involved romantically with Walker to accuse him of making violent threats… In the report, Dean told authorities that Walker ‘lost it’ and flew into a fury when she told him she wanted to start dating other people.”
From the report: “He told her that he was going to come and sit outside her apartment and “blow her head off when she came outside.’ He then told her that he was going to ‘blow his head off’ after he killed her.”
“Democrats have filed a complaint against Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Herschel Walker,” WXIA reports.
“The complaint alleges Walker violated the law by spending money as a political candidate before filing required paperwork declaring his candidacy interest in the race.”
Former NFL running back Herschel Walker (R) has filed paperwork to run for Senate, challenging freshman Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) in Georgia next year, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.
“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. He also boasts sky-high name recognition in Georgia and an outsider persona, traits he hopes will help him breeze to the GOP nomination.”
Former NFL running back Herschel Walker (R) has apparently moved back to Georgia in what could be a prelude to a run for the U.S. Senate, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.
Walker’s supporters hope that his high name recognition, combined with a likely endorsement from former President Donald Trump, establish him as the clear frontrunner in the race to unseat Sen. Raphael Warnock (D) if he enters the contest.
A new Fabrizio Lee poll on behalf of Donald Trump’s Save America PAC finds former NFL running back Herschel Walker (R) taking 54% of the vote in a GOP primary for Senate.
No other GOP candidate polls above 5%.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “Potential Republican U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker and his wife live in Texas, but she voted in Georgia’s election for president last fall.”
“State law determines residency based on where a voter’s ‘habitation is fixed,’ and those who move to another state with the intention of making it their residence lose their eligibility to vote in Georgia.”
A new Public Policy Polling survey finds that Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) leads potential candidate Herschel Walker 48% to 46% and former Sen. Kelly Loeffler 47% to 44%.
CNN: “Republicans from Georgia to Washington, DC, are searching for a viable candidate to mount a Senate bid in the Peach State next year, fearing that former President Donald Trump’s choice, football great Herschel Walker, would implode if he ran and could cost the GOP a winnable seat.”
“McConnell, who has privately expressed his deep concerns with Walker’s potential candidacy, met this summer with Loeffler and Perdue. He is also meeting this week with another potential candidate — former Trump national security official Latham Saddler.”
“Senate Republicans are raising concerns about Herschel Walker’s past in a state widely viewed as their best pickup opportunity next year,” Politico reports.
Said Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX): “Some of it’s pretty bad, obviously: physical abuse and pulling a gun on his wife, if that’s true.”
“Walker’s potential candidacy offers another test case for the former president’s influence over the GOP.”
“At first glance, Herschel Walker has a coveted political profile for a potential Senate candidate in Georgia,” the Associated Press reports.
“But a review of hundreds of pages of public records tied to Walker’s business ventures and his divorce, including many not previously reported, sheds new light on a turbulent personal history that could dog his Senate bid.”
“The documents detail accusations that Walker repeatedly threatened his ex-wife’s life, exaggerated claims of financial success, and alarmed business associates with unpredictable behavior.”
Georgia House Speaker David Ralston (R) won’t be challenging Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) in 2022, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) “raised $7 million from April through the end of June, setting what his campaign on Friday called a record for statewide candidates in Georgia,” the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA) is not just considering a bid for U.S. Senate, he’s actively preparing for it — but only if Herschel Walker decides not to get into the race against Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA), the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Said Carter: “I’m not interested in political suicide. I ain’t gonna run against Herschel Walker in the state of Georgia. I was born at night, but it wasn’t last night.”
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “Herschel Walker hasn’t lived in Georgia for decades. He’s never held public office, doesn’t attend the sort of Republican events that are mainstays on the political calendar and has bypassed the backslapping fundraising circuit that helps decide winners and losers in the state’s premier races.”
“Walker’s potential candidacy triggers more questions than a conventional candidate would face, some more freighted than others. His history of mental illness, including violent episodes he’s publicly addressed, will be invoked by rivals from both sides of the party divide.”
“Some privately complained that Walker wouldn’t return their calls or griped that the drawn-out process would hurt the party in the long run, particularly if he has second thoughts and decides against announcing.”
“Former President Donald Trump said Georgia Bulldog football great Herschel Walker told him he was going to run for U.S. Senate, a decision that would make him the front-runner in the chaotic race against Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock,” the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
“In the pushback to the For the People Act, the National Senatorial Campaign Committee released a series of ads hitting Democratic senators for voting for the bill,” the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
“But it was the ad against Sen. Raphael Warnock that raised some eyebrows, since it framed Warnock’s support for the elections bill as ‘welfare for politicians.’ Warnock, who is Georgia’s first Black senator, grew up in public housing in Savannah and was the only senator to be tagged by the GOP with the ‘welfare’ pejorative.”
“A spot focused on Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, for example, billed the legislation as a ‘Washington waste plan,’ while another hitting Sen. Mark Kelly, a former astronaut, used the phrase ‘this isn’t rocket science.'”