Herschel Walker wins Republican primary in Georgia


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former soccer star Herschel walker won Georgia’s Republican Senate primary, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

Following his primary winWalker will face Democratic Senator and Pastor Raphael G. Warnock in the November general election.

Walker’s victory was called by the PA at 7:56 p.m. ET Tuesday.

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Walker, a member of the College Football Hall of Fame who played for the University of Georgia and was an NFL running back, announced his candidacy for the US Senate last summer.

“I will stand up for conservative values ​​and move our country in the right direction,” he said at the time. “I’m a small-town Georgia kid who lived the American Dream and I’m ready to fight to keep that dream alive for you too.”

Walker got the former president’s endorsement donald trump in September, who called the former athlete “a friend, a patriot and an outstanding American who will be a GREAT United States Senator.”

Over the past few years and months, Walker has made headlines for sometimes controversial comments, including those about a “spray” or “mist” that can “kill” the virus that causes COVID-19 which made the headlines following an interview with curator commentator and author Glenn Beck in 2020.

Walker claimed the product, which does not exist, was “EPA and FDA approved.”

He also raised his eyebrows after expressing skepticism about human evolution during an appearance at a local church in March, when he said, “If [evolution] is true, why are there still monkeys? Think about it.”

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Walker’s personal life also made headlines.

In 2008 Walker wrote about having dissociative identity disorderhoping to show a different depiction of the condition.

At the time, his ex-wife said he had had violent episodes in their marriage, including holding a gun to his head – which CNN reported he did not deny, saying he had blackouts and blackouts and could not remember the episodes.

“I am troubled by my actions and will always deeply regret the pain I caused Cindy,” he said at the time.