Herschel Walker is currently in talks to make a massive career change to U.S. Senator as the NFL star considers challenging Georgia Senator Warnock in 2022.
The former football star, who has the full support of Former President Donald Trump, revealed that he is discussing the matter with his closest friends and family.
Former President Trump releases a statement encouraging Herschel Walker to run for U.S. Senate in Georgia pic.twitter.com/77VQawgFtP
— Stephanie Myers (@_StephanieMyers) March 10, 2021
When asked about his policies, Walker said he hopes to reunite people amid wide-scale political fracturing.
“My priority most of all would be America. … I want to bring people back together,” he said.
Warnock, who successfully ousted Sen. Loeffler in a 2020 special election, will have to defend his seat in the 2022 midterms to fulfill his entire six-year term.
Walker is a leading favorite to challenge Warnock. In a recent poll, the Trump-backed athlete topped Warnock in favorability. Georgians largely accept his close alignment with Trump. Walker spoke highly of the Former President during the Republican National Convention last year.
— The Hill (@thehill) August 25, 2020
Once considered a Republican stronghold, Georgia been trending blue in the recent years since some Left-Wing activists took center stage.. The state is now represented by two Democratic Senators, and Joe Biden was only barely able to inch a victory in the presidential election.
Author: Elizabeth Turner