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Georgia Republican Insiders Bearish on Herschel Walker Senate Run

Then-president Donald Trump greets Herschel Walker before delivering remarks on Black Economic Empowerment during an event at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Ga., September 25, 2020. (Tom Brenner/Reuters)

As football legend Herschel Walker mulls a run against incumbent Democratic senator Raphael Warnock in Georgia, two long, intertwined shadows are being cast over the crucial 2022 contest that could determine control of the upper chamber.

The first belongs to former president Donald Trump, who not only remains the most influential figure in the party, but has been particularly active in Georgia. His insistence that voter fraud cost him the state in last November’s general election arguably cost the GOP both Senate seats in January’s run-offs.

The second is Walker’s. A towering figure and beloved former Heisman Trophy winner at the University

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