Former President Donald Trump released a statement offering his official endorsement of NFL great Herschel Walker as Republican Senate candidate in Georgia as conservatives seek to regain power in the Senate during the 2022 midterm elections.
“Herschel Walker is a friend, a Patriot, and an outstanding American who is going to be a GREAT United States Senator. He embodies ‘America First’ and the winning spirit of Georgia,” Trump said in a statement on Thursday.
“Herschel is tough on Crime and Borders, and he will always stand in support of Law Enforcement, Military, and our Vets. He will fight hard for our Second Amendment and Vote Integrity. Herschel Walker will never let you down. He was a great football player and will be an even better U.S. Senator–if that is even possible. He has my Complete and Total Endorsement!”
“THANK YOU to my friend President Trump for your support and encouragement! Together, we will win back the U.S. Senate for GEORGIA!!” Walker tweeted alongside the Trump statement.
— Herschel Walker (@HerschelWalker) September 2, 2021
Walker was a legendary running back at the University of Georgia before launching his well-known NFL career with the Dallas Cowboys.
Walker had hinted at a run for Senate for several months, launching his campaign in August.
With Trump’s full endorsement, Walker will face a strong battle with Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock in 2022 as Republicans seeks to win back control after losing power in 2021 following Georgia’s Senate run off election.