Trump-backed Herschel Walker seeks Georgia Senate seat

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ATLANTA (AP) — Herschel Walker has filed paperwork to participate the U.S. Senate contention successful Georgia aft months of speculation.

Walker joins different Republicans seeking the GOP information to situation Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock successful 2022.

Walker signed Federal Election Commission papers Tuesday declaring his candidacy, allowing him to rise wealth for a Senate run.

According to the Associated Press, the Heisman Trophy victor registered to ballot past week, utilizing the Atlanta location owned by his wife, Julie Blanchard.

The AP reported that Walker has been surviving successful Texas, but his elector registration means helium declared Georgia to beryllium his ineligible residence.

The 59-year-old won a Heisman Trophy successful 1982 erstwhile helium was a University of Georgia moving back.

He besides carries the backing of erstwhile President Donald Trump.

Walker has been surviving successful Texas and is making his archetypal tally for office.

Trump's enactment volition beryllium cardinal successful a GOP superior but could beryllium a liability successful a wide predetermination successful intimately divided Georgia.

Walker and the erstwhile president person had a close narration since 1983 erstwhile Walker was drafted by the United States Football League's New Jersey Generals, which Trump owned.

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