Democrats fortunes in Georgia are slowly reversing as a new poll released on Friday morning has Herschel Walker, the former NFL running back, leading Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) by 2.2% in a hypothetical race.
Warnock recently won his seat in a hotly contested race, and already it looks like any potential competition that Republicans throw at Warnock stands a fair chance of unseating him.
Speculation that Herschel Walker will run has been swirling, and Donald Trump himself endorsed the idea saying, “Run Herschel, run!”
Walker forged an extremely successful career in the NFL by running, and now he could take that into politics. Winning back Georgia will certainly be a priority for Republicans, and a candidate like Walker could do incredible things.
Republican operative Chip Lake sounded off on the idea saying, “If he truly has an interest in running for U.S. Senate in Georgia and representing our party and our state, I would hope he would move back here and have meetings with activists and people in the community and make the case that, “Hey, this is something I want to do and I’m ready for what’s going to come my way.”
Walker has been an ardent supporter of Donald Trump and would continue Trump’s work if he finds himself in the Senate. No doubt if Walker chooses to run against Warnock, Democrats would be both furious and terrified.
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