Former football great Herschel Walker officially filed papers today to run for the United States Senate in Georgia. He will take on radically pro-abortion Senator Raphael Warnock, who won a special election in January.
Walker, a Heisman Trophy winner while playing football at the University of Georgia, would need to win the Republican nomination next year to take on the abortion advocate in the midterm elections. Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, former banking executive and Navy veteran Latham Saddler and contractor Kelvin King are also running.
Walker’s campaign is yet to officially announce a bid for U.S. Senate but he reportedly filed papers with the FEC today.
President Donald trump has been urging the football star to run.
“Wouldn’t it be great if the legendary Herschel Walker ran for the United States Senate in Georgia?” Trump wrote in an official statement in March. “He would be unstoppable, just like he was when he played for the Georgia Bulldogs, and in the NFL. He is also a GREAT person. Run, Herschel, Run!”
Walker previously defended Trump agaisnt Democrat claims that he was racist.
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“Brought up in the Deep South, I’ve seen racism up close. I know what it is. And it isn’t Donald Trump,” Walker said.
“I’m not an actor, a singer, or a politician,” he said during a Republican convention speech. The former NFL player and current co-chair of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition prefers to be identified as “a father, a man of faith, and a very good judge of character.”
“I’ve known Donald Trump for 37 years,” he explained. “He taught me that your family should be your top priority. I watched him treat janitors, security guards, and waiters, the same way he would treat a VIP. He made them feel special because he knew they were. He understands that they are the people who make this country run.”
Warnock won a runoff against pro-life Republican candidate Kelly Loeffler.