Former NFL player Herschel Walker, whom former President Trump has encouraged to mount a Senate bid in Georgia, skipped the state GOP’s convention over the weekend, punting on a key opportunity to lay the groundwork for a campaign.
Walker’s absence from the gathering, which was reported by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, is likely to raise some eyebrows. He’s already said publicly that he is considering a Senate run in 2022, when Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) will be back on the ballot. And Trump has already suggested that Walker would have his endorsement should he get into the race.
The Georgia Senate race, which is expected to be among the most competitive of the 2022 midterm cycle, has already drawn several candidates.
On Friday, state Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black (R) announced a run for the seat. And two other high-profile Republicans, former Sen. Kelly Loeffler and state House Speaker David Ralston, are also said to be eyeing campaigns regardless of whether Walker runs.
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Source: the Hill