NFL legend and Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker is fanning the flames of rumors that’s he planning a run for Georgia Senate.
Walker made headlines when he publicly endorsed Donald Trump in the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections. Likewise, the Former President has expressed his interest, and his endorsement, of the former NFL star giving politics a try. Herschel has vowed to commit to Trump’s America-First agenda, making him a powerhouse in the upcoming 2022 Georgia primary.
In a video posted on Thursday, Walker declared “You know, he’s ready” while revving the engine of his flashy sports car.
Georgia on my mind pic.twitter.com/JdKJ193Nkn
— Herschel Walker (@HerschelWalker) June 17, 2021
“I’m getting ready,” Walker continued, squatting down to show a Georgia license plate. “And we can run with the big dogs.”
Sen. Rafael Warnock, D-Ga., won one of the controversial Jan. 5 Senate runoffs, defeating former Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga. Warnock’s seat is due up for reelection in 2022, and Walker has been widely speculated to be a Trump-backed candidate in that race.
Walker, a Georgia football legend, polled more than 2 points better than Warnock in a March poll by The Trafalgar Group.
Trump and Walker’s decades-long friendship comes from the United States Football League (USFL) in which Walker played for Trump’s New Jersey Generals.
The USFL was a competitor to the NFL in the 1980s before it folded, and Walker, a one-in-a-generation mix of speed and power rushed to the NFL, where he starred with he Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, and New York Giants.
In a statement released last year, Trump encourage the football titan to try his hand in Georgia politics, saying “Run Herschel, Run!”
I told you a while ago that Trump was going to run Hershel Walker against Raphael Warnock. pic.twitter.com/c00rvsnkmR
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) March 10, 2021
Author: Asa McCue