According to the Associated Press, a Georgia Republican party primary for the U.S. Senate was won by Herschel Walker, a former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL running back who is backed by President Donald Trump.
With no serious competition, and with a commanding lead in every public poll against his closest opponent Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, Walker was widely expected to sweep the GOP primary Tuesday night with little danger of not reaching 50 percent.
The Republican Senate nominee, whom former Pres. Donald Trump has endorsed since 2021, has been a household name in Georgia ever since he played football for the University of Georgia and winning the Heisman Trophy before he went on to play in both the Olympics and the NFL .
Unlike Trump’s earlier endorsements in the state of Georgia, Walker’s was “uncontroversial.” Trump publicly encouraged Walker to enter the race in early 2021, which probably influenced him to declare his bid last August.
In early May, Walker indicated that a primary blowout was possible and invited his Republican rivals, their supporters, and staff to a “unity celebration” on election day in an attempt to bring everyone together.
“It’s been the greatest honor of my life to run for office in my home state, and I knew it would require sacrifice, hard work, and perseverance,’” says Walker. “That’s why I want to make sure the Republican party of Georgia is as unified as possible.”
Walker, who will face off against Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) in the Nov. general election, has no shortage of funds. As of May 4, Walker has raised around $16.3 million with about $7.1 million cash on hand.
However, this is contrasted with Warnock’s war chest of approximately $23 million. To assist Warnock, Democrats from all over the state have appeared to contribute money, implying that the Senate majority may very well run through Georgia.
The Senate has been the graveyard for numerous far-left bills pushed by House Democrats attempting to make campaign talking points for their candidates as they travel across the country. The failure of either the House or Senate Democratic majority in 2020 may signal the end of the party’s push for extreme legislation.