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Herschel Walker’s Candidacy May Squander GOP Chances, Georgia’s No. 2 Republican Says

  • Duncan blames choice of ‘untested and unproven’ candidate
  • Writes in column that GOP squandering chance to take Senate
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Herschel WalkerPhotographer: Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg
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Georgia’s second-highest ranking Republican says the GOP has only itself to blame for betting on Herschel Walker as a candidate to unseat Senator Raphael Warnock and potentially squandering a chance for the party to win control of the US Senate.

The Republican Party should never have put forth “an untested and unproven first-time candidate,” like Walker in a pivotal election, Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan wrote in a opinion column published by CNN, a public reflection of rising concern within Republican ranks.