Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

The Georgia VirtueThe Georgia Virtue

2022 Elections

Herschel Walker scores big win in Georgia GOP U.S. Senate primary

(The Center Square) — Herschel Walker, a former University of Georgia football standout, cruised to victory on Tuesday, knocking off a crowded field to win the Republican primary for U.S. Senate.

Media outlets quickly called the race on Tuesday evening, shortly after polls closed.

Walker, a political novice, faces incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock in November. Warnock handily won his primary, defeating challenger Tamara Johnson-Shealey.

“Thank you to everyone who voted for me today,” Warnock said on Twitter. “It is the honor of my life to represent Georgians in the U.S. Senate.”

At about 8:15 p.m., Walker secured about two-thirds of the votes cast to defeat five other candidates, including former agriculture commissioner Gary Black. Tuesday’s outcome was a mere formality, as most political pundits predicted Walker would win the Republican primary.

November’s contest, a race with national implications that could tip the balance of the U.S. Senate toward Republicans, could be among the most expensive in political history.

Former President Donald Trump endorsed Walker, who played professional football for the New Jersey Generals, a United States Football League (USFL) team that Trump owned.

By T.A. DeFeo | The Center Square contributor

The Georgia Virtue
Written By

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

You May Also Like

Courts

A superior court judge sentenced a former jailer with the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office Thursday in a case involving three inmates who accused the...

Bulloch Local News

A woman died at Splash in the Boro Waterpark & Aquatics Center in Statesboro Thursday following a medical emergency. Park officials subsequently closed the...

Local Gov't Around GA

A Georgia man is suing his Board of Commissioners after they kicked him out of a public meeting. Catoosa County Commissioners removed 71-year-old George...

Bulloch Crime & Safety

The Statesboro Police Department arrested three individuals following an undercover operation targeting online predators. The agency said in a press release Friday that an...

Copyright © 2022 ... JustSun LLC.

NEVER MISS A STORY!
Sign Up For Our  Newsletter
Get the latest headlines and stories - and even exclusive content!- sent right to your inbox.
Stay Updated
Give it a try, you can unsubscribe anytime.
close-link