Herschel Walker lands GOP Senate nomination in Georgia

Former NFL star Herschel Walker is expected to easily land the Republican Senate nomination in Georgia, securing his spot on the ballot to face Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) in November.

NBC and ABC News both announced the race before 8 p.m. AND.

While half a dozen Republicans have sought the party’s Senate nomination in Georgia, Walker has long been considered the clear favorite to win Tuesday’s primary. He entered the race last summer and quickly won the endorsement of former President Trump.

Beyond Trump’s endorsement, Walker entered the Senate race as a star in his own right, having played football for the University of Georgia for two years before embarking on a long career in football. NFL.

The general election game between Warnock and Walker is one of the most important races in the country.

Warnock, who is seeking his first full term in the Senate after winning a runoff last year, is a prime target for Republicans as they seek to win back their Senate majority in a politically difficult year for Democrats.

The party already stands for the narrowest possible Senate majority and, given President Biden’s declining approval ratings and a host of national political challenges, Republicans appear well within reach of regaining control of the upper house. .

Still, Warnock has proven to be a prolific fundraiser and a skilled speaker, raising hopes among Democrats that he will be able to weather the headwinds come November.

Walker, meanwhile, has his own responsibilities. He has never stood for public office before, has been accused of domestic violence and has spoken openly about his mental health issues.

Nonetheless, he remains a figure beloved by many Georgians and has the political wind at his back this year. Recent polling shows a close race, with a survey from The Hill and Emerson College released last month finding Walker with a 4-point lead in a head-to-head clash against Warnock.

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