Well, the race for Georgia’s Senate seat just got a lot more interesting.
Trump-backed Herschel Walker has announced that he is running for office.
In announcing his candidacy, Walker stated that he “can’t sit on the sidelines anymore.”
Let the Fireworks Begin
Trump has been trying to get Walker to run for office for months.
Walker’s popularity was never a question, but he does have a spotty background, which is why some Republicans would have preferred he sat on the sidelines and just endorsed someone.
Walker was having none of it, however, stating, “Our country is at a crossroads, and I can’t sit on the sidelines anymore.
“America is the greatest country in the world, but too many politicians in Washington are afraid to say that.
“In the United States Senate, I will stand up for conservative values and get our country moving in the right direction.
“It is time to have leaders in Washington who will fight to protect the American Dream for everybody.”
Democrats will more than likely zero in on domestic abuse allegations that go back to the early 2000s.
Walker allegedly pulled a gun on his ex-wife and threatened her life as well as that of others.
There are also some questions regarding claims that Walker has made regarding his business ventures.
Walker recently stated that if he were to run, he would not let his past stand in the way of his present, knowing full well that these allegations will all come back up again.
The problem for Democrats, however, is that Senator Warnock (D-GA), who Walker would be running against if he wins the primary, also has skeletons in his closet regarding domestic abuse allegations.
Even with the past of Walker’s, most outlets have him immediately installed as the favorite in the primary race.
Some of the other notable candidates are Gary Black, Latham Saddler, and Kelvin King.
Former Senator Kelly Loeffler has not ruled out running as of yet either, so the field could get more crowded, but Walker obviously has the biggest name recognition of anyone on the card right now.
Source: Fox News