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Trump Makes His U.S. Senate Pick In Georgia – Instead Of A Politician, Donald Wants Former NFL Legend Herschel Walker
By Ben Dutka|March 11, 2021
Trump Makes His U.S. Senate Pick In Georgia – Instead Of A Politician, Donald Wants Former NFL Legend Herschel Walker

During Donald Trump’s time in the White House, many entertainers and athletes constantly railed against him. And the media was always quick to cover those hard-hitting statements.

But there were a few high-profile people outside of D.C. that wholeheartedly backed the president. Despite backlash for supporting the President, they remained very pro-Trump.

And now, Donald just returned the favor for one of his supporters — in a very big way.

Earlier this year, Democrat Raphael Warnock won a close race in Georgia, and he now occupies a seat in the state Senate.

But of course, he’ll have to defend that seat in 2022, and challengers will arise. One of those challengers might be an NFL legend, and one who just so happens to be strongly Republican.

Trump called on him to run against Warnock in Georgia, and for good reason.

Via Fox News:

Former President Trump called on former NFL player Herschel Walker to run for Senate in Georgia, where he would face Sen. Raphael Warnock, D, who won his seat in a special election this year and will have to defend it in 2022.

Walker often came to the defense of Trump during Donald’s four years, and the President frequently acknowledged that support.

As an added bonus, Walker played his college football in Georgia, and a hometown boy often has a good shot in elections.

Trump wrote the following in an official statement:

Wouldn’t it be great if the legendary Herschel Walker ran for the United States Senate in Georgia?

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!

Former Sen. David Perdue, who lost his bid for the Senate earlier this year, says he won’t run again in 2022.

But Sen. Kelly Loeffler (who also lost a very tight race to her Democrat rival in January) might run, and Rep. Doug Collins is a possibility as well.

These candidates would offer stiff competition for Walker, who hasn’t yet entered the political sphere.

However, he has shown a strong interest in politics and social issues in recent years, and an endorsement from a former President goes a long way.

Walker also cited a “deep, personal friendship” with Trump during a speech at the Republican National Convention last year. It apparently goes all the way back to 1984.

On top of that, the legendary running back has been a long-time friend of Republicans and Conservatives:

He stood up against the idea of slavery reparations, for example, and though he doesn’t currently live in Georgia, he certainly has plenty of fans there.

If Walker does decide to run, it’ll make the Georgia race very interesting in 2022, and it might also throw a scare into Democrats.

In the end, they just barely hold a slim majority in the state, and that might slip in the future.

Key Takeaways:

  • Former President Donald Trump announced his pick to run for the Georgia state Senate.
  • It’s not a politician, but NFL legend Herschel Walker.
  • Walker is a staunch Republican and avid Trump supporter, and claims a “deep, personal friendship” with Donald dating back to 1984.

Source: Fox News

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Ben Dutka
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
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