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A Football Hero Takes On Pastor From a Famous Clergy in Georgia

  • Herschel Walker expected to win Georgia US Senate GOP primary
  • Early polls show race between Warnock and Walker close to tie
Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker

Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker

Source: Bloomberg

Here comes Herschel. The same three words that many once uttered as the football player with Mount Olympus speed and strength barreled in their direction, again resonate loudly in Georgia. Primary voting takes place on Tuesday and Herschel Walker, one of the state’s larger-than-life sports heroes is expected to easily capture the Republican nomination for the US Senate.

With the backing and encouragement of his longtime friend and confidante, former President Donald Trump, Walker appeared likely to vanquish his five primary opponents – an average of recent polls show him with 63% of the vote – and face the Democratic incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock, whose only opponent in the primary was receiving less than 10% of votes in recent polls. It sets up a fall campaign season that will pit the taciturn football icon against an incumbent and popular Baptist preacher who presides in the same pulpit made famous by Martin Luther King Jr.