Trump Announces His Endorsement For Herschel Walker For Senate; Walker Reacts: “THANK YOU To My Friend President Trump”

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45th president Donald J. Trump announced via email from his “Save America” PAC on Thursday his endorsement for former NFL running back Herschel Walker, who is running as a Republican for the United States Senate in Georgia.

Walker — who is a Trump Republican– is poised to face off against other candidates in Georgia’s Republican primary race that will decide who will challenge Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock in 2022 — a contest that is critical to GOP’s effort to take back the Senate, as previously reported by The Freedom Times.

In a statement on Thursday, 45th President Donald J. Trump said of Herschel Walker:

Herschel Walker is a friend, a Patriot, and an outstanding American who is going to be a GREAT United States Senator. He embodies “America First” and the winning spirit of Georgia.

Herschel is tough on Crime and Borders, and he will always stand in support of Law Enforcement, Military, and our Vets. He will fight hard for our Second Amendment and Voter Integrity. Herschel Walker will never let you down.

He was a great football player and will be an even better U.S. Senator—if that is even possible. He has my Complete and Total Endorsement! Continued Below

Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker thanked the former president, writing in tweet on Thursday, “THANK YOU to my friend President Trump for your support and encouragement! Together, we will win back the U.S. Senate for GEORGIA!!”

Earlier on Thursday, Walker reported he is “already being attacked”:

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Herschel Walker’s son, Christian Walker also weighed in after the 45th President’s endorsement for his father, writing on Twitter, “President Trump has officially ENDORSED my father, Herschel Walker, for the United States Senate. This is the race that will potentially turn the Senate RED.”

Herschel Walker released a campaign video last week, saying in part, “If you want it bad enough, you work for it, you can get it. You might stumble, make mistakes, but you only fail if you give up.”

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