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Controversial former football star Herschel Walker raised about $4 million in his contribution Trump-backed Senate campaigns in Georgia, where he has emerged as the GOP frontrunner to defeat Democrat Rafael Warnock in next year’s crucial midterm elections, when the GOP hopes to win back the seat (and the Senate) that he won a seat in January. Hardly lost in the special election. .

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The Walker campaign announced Monday that it has raised $3.7 million from nearly 50,000 donors nationwide in the five weeks since its launch. Atlanta Journal-Constitution informed of – Reported the biggest fundraising of this election cycle among the race’s GOP contenders.

According to journal constitution He is behind Republican rivals Latham Sadler (a former Navy SEAL who had raised $1.4 million as of July), Gary Black (the state’s agriculture commissioner with about $700,000), and Calvin King (an Air Force veteran with $370,000). Huh.

They are all running to remove Warnock, who is a pastor. $10.5 million Banks, who won a special election in January and served the remaining two years in Republican Sen. Johnny Isaacson’s term.

walker, known For his career in the NFL and winning the Heisman Trophy for the University of Georgia in 1982, the former is an ardent supporter of President Trump, who urged him to run and has supported his candidacy.

their campaign has been met with Worry partly by some in the GOP that the Associated Press said “turbulent” past and “unexpected behavior”—including allegations he threatened his ex-wife and exaggerated his success as a businessman—as well as his lack of experience as a candidate.

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walker’s Bare-Bones Campaign Website Details on his policies are not included. he and trump have been friends about 40 years, and Walker was in the middle Joe Trump lost in the 2020 election for spreading false claims of voter fraud. While the support of the former president may have helped, Republicans, including Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, have voiced their views privately. serious doubt About his viability as a candidate in recent months. among themselves concerns The fact is that Walker has never run for office, has lived in Texas for decades, and was accused of violent and controlling behavior by ex-wife Cindy Grossman, according to the AP report. But McConnell has since Soft His stance, praising Walker’s recent television appearances and saying that “there is every indication that he is going to be a good candidate.”

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Walker’s son Christian has also made a name for himself as a conservative activist, describe yourself on instagram as a “free speech fanatic” who was Suspended From TikTok and whose views, a . According to Profile In New York, claiming that “‘illegals’ are not here and that white supremacy is a liberal fantasy created on college campuses.” He has also started appearing on Fox News, where he stands out, New York Notes, “As a gay black man in Cartier and Gucci who also happens to be a two-time world-champion competitive cheerleader with a six-pack and full blown eyebrows.”

Herschel Walker begins $3.7M fundraising in 2022 Senate race“(Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Trump-Backed Herschel Walker Raises $100,000 In One Day Since Launching Georgia Senate Bid“(newsweek)

Herschel Walker Raises $3.7 Million Since Beginning Senate Campaign(mountain)

GOP fears mount over Herschelle Walker as party leaders seek other candidates in Georgia Senate race(CNN)

As Herschel Walker eyes the Senate, a turbulent past emerges” (The Associated Press)