Somehow, former football player and Republican Senate candidate from Georgia, Herschel Walker, is still trying to convince people that he’s the man for the job. On April 19, Walker received an endorsement from an anti-abortion organization national right to life. In a report, National Right to Life Chairperson Carol Tobias said she believes the Heisman Trophy winner will be the best person to represent pro-life interests in Congress. “National Right to Life is pleased to endorse Herschel Walker for the United States Senate,” she said.
Leading the pack
Here has The rootwe told white people that Walker is one of Republicans they can keep. But despite the absence of debates, lies about his upbringing and a series of WTF Interview Moments, somehow this dude still manages to vote ahead of his opponents. A recent Emerson College Poll showed Walker with 57% of the vote in the Republican primary. Gary Black is a distant second with 13%. If he wins the Republican primary, Walker will face incumbent Democratic Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock. Warnock, Georgia’s first black senatoris running to retain his seat after winning a special election in 2020. The same Emerson poll shows Walker with a slight 49-45% advantage over Reverend Warnock.
The Trump Effect
Walker’s baffling popularity may have something to do with the endorsement he received from alumni President Donald Trump. “Herschel Walker is a friend, a patriot and an exceptional American who will be a GREAT United States Senator. He embodies “America First” and the winning spirit of Georgia. Herschel is tough on crime and borders, and he will always support law enforcement, the military, and our vets,” Trump said in a statement. statement.
In his statement, Tobias noted that Walker opposes the Women’s Health Protection Act, a bill that legally protects a person’s right to access abortion care nationwide. Senator Warnock was a co-sponsor the invoice’s. “Georgia deserves a pro-life senator like Herschel Walker who is committed to building a culture of life,” Tobias said. “Walker’s stance for life contrasts sharply with Warnock’s disconnected record supporting abortion for any reason up to birth.”
The Georgia GOP Senate primary will take place on May 24.