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Politics Senate candidate Herschel Walker rejects Trump's election fraud ultimatum

01:35  20 october  2021
01:35  20 october  2021 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

GOP Senate candidate Herschel Walker raises $3.7 million in five weeks

  GOP Senate candidate Herschel Walker raises $3.7 million in five weeks Senate contender Herschel Walker, a Republican hopeful for a U.S. Senate seat in Georgia, has raised $3.7 million in the first five weeks of his campaign. © Provided by Washington Examiner Walker's five-week haul outstrips the $1.4 million raised by onetime front-runner Latham Saddler across three months. "We are overwhelmed by the support from nearly 50,000 Americans who love this country and want to help our campaign," Walker, known for his political alliance with former President Donald Trump and his time as a professional athlete, said in the press release.

Senate candidate Herschel Walker, a former NFL player and a favorite of former President Donald Trump, said Republicans need to focus on the future instead of debating the 2020 election.

  Senate candidate Herschel Walker rejects Trump's election fraud ultimatum © Provided by Washington Examiner

The GOP candidate in Georgia broke with Trump over his claims the November contest was stolen and recently issued a statement in which he said Republicans "will not be voting" in the 2022 and 2024 elections if officials don't "solve" allegations of fraud in the 2020 contest.

Walker said on Tuesday that this is “not the right message” to voters.

GOP SENATE CANDIDATE HERSCHEL WALKER RAISES $3.7 MILLION IN FIVE WEEKS

Former NFL star and Republican Herschel Walker raises $3.7 million in five weeks for his Georgia Senate bid

  Former NFL star and Republican Herschel Walker raises $3.7 million in five weeks for his Georgia Senate bid Almost 50,000 donors have contributed to Walker's campaign, giving him the strongest start for a GOP Senate candidate running against Sen. Warnock.On Monday, Walker's campaign announced that it has collected campaign contributions from almost 50,000 donors in every US state since entering the race against Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, who was elected in a special runoff election in January to fill the remaining term of former GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson and must face voters again for a full term next year.

“I think everyone’s got to get out and vote,” Walker told Fox News's Brian Kilmeade on his radio show. “You know, we can’t look at the past. We can’t continue to look at the past.”

Trump endorsed Walker for the Senate seat occupied by Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, who is up for reelection in 2022 after winning a special election this year.

Walker said he’s “honored” by Trump’s endorsement but that he needs to operate his campaign his own way.

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“He endorsed me because he knows I’m the right man for the job,” Walker said. “But he also knows Herschel Walker is going to do it Herschel Walker’s way, meaning I’m gonna go out and I’m gonna run for the seat. This is not Donald Trump running for it — it’s Herschel Walker running for it.”

Herschel Walker calls off fundraiser with woman who had swastika in Twitter profile

  Herschel Walker calls off fundraiser with woman who had swastika in Twitter profile Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker has canceled a fundraiser for his campaign that was set to be hosted by a conservative filmmaker whose Twitter profile picture was until recently a swastika made up of syringes. Walker's campaign said in a Wednesday statement to The Hill that the event will no longer be held at the Texas home of Bettina Sofia Viviano-Langlais. The cancellation came shortly after the campaign denied that the filmmaker's Twitter picture was in fact a swastika."The previously scheduled event has been called off. Herschel is a strong friend of Israel and the Jewish community and opposes hatred and bigotry of all forms.

Election officials spanning from the state to federal level, including those in Trump's own government, have said they didn't find evidence to support his claim of a stolen election.

Georgia's Fulton County has been a battleground for the Trump camp's election fraud claims. A judge recently dismissed a lawsuit alleging possible fraudulent absentee ballots there.

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McConnell backs ex-football star Walker for Georgia Senate .
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday endorsed Herschel Walker for the Senate in Georgia, lending the clout of the highest-ranking elected GOP official in the country to the candidacy of a former football star whose turbulent personal history could create problems for his general election campaign. Walker is the odds-on favorite to win the Republican primary next May and at an initial glance seems to have a coveted political profile as he seeks the chance to unseat Democrat Raphael Warnock, the state's first Black senator, and help the GOP regain control of the Senate.

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