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Herschel Walker on Badge He Flashed During Debate: It's 'Legit'

Senate candidate responds to debate controversy

(Newser) - Update: Herschel Walker on Sunday defended the moment he flashed a police badge during Friday's debate with Raphael Warnock. The Georgia Republican tells NBC News , "This is from my hometown. This is from Johnson County from the sheriff from Johnson County, which is a legit badge." A...

In Georgia, All Eyes on Herschel Walker Debate

He and Raphael Warnock square off Friday night in only such contest in their Senate race

(Newser) - Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and his Republican challenger, Herschel Walker, will meet Friday night for their only debate in Georgia's marquee Senate contest , just days before in-person early voting begins. The 60-minute session, which will take place before a live audience, comes in the wake of reports that Walker...

Negativity in Senate Races Is 'Overwhelming'

Nastiness on display in Nevada, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Wisconsin races

(Newser) - Senate candidates in battleground states are facing an onslaught of ads attacking everything from their character to their preferred sports teams, showing negative campaign tactics have risen "to a new level" this year, the Hill reports. "You turn on the TV, it's overwhelming with the negativity,"...

Herschel Walker Urged Another Abortion, Says Ex-Girlfriend

Campaign provides texts between the woman and the candidate's wife

(Newser) - A woman who has said Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker paid for her abortion in 2009 has added that he wanted her to have another two years later, which she said she refused, ending their relationship. Walker's former girlfriend, who does not want to be identified publicly to protect...

Reaction to GOP Defense of Herschel Walker: 'Um, What?'

Newt Gingrich's comments turned into punchlines

(Newser) - That Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker reportedly encouraged and paid for an ex's abortion doesn't seem to matter to a party that's working to outlaw the procedure. Republicans have come out in defense of the first-time candidate also plagued by allegations of domestic violence and physical abuse,...

After Abortion Story, Herschel Walker Raises More Than $500K

Meanwhile, 'Daily Beast' is out with more on the woman making the allegation

(Newser) - After allegations that Herschel Walker paid for an ex-girlfriend's abortion made headlines, the former NFL player and current Republican Senate candidate in Georgia raised more than $500,000, according to a source who spoke to NBC News . The source says $50,000 of that came in during Walker's...

Herschel Walker's Abortion Story Was No Secret

Sources say his team knew about story, hoped it wouldn't get out

(Newser) - The team for Herschel Walker, the Georgia Republican and former NFL player running for a Senate seat, reportedly had quite some time to prepare for the news that broke Monday alleging Walker paid for an ex-girlfriend's abortion. Sources tell Politico the team was made aware of the abortion issue,...

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It's Been a Wild 24 Hours for Herschel Walker

First a media accusation on a purported abortion, then a string of accusations from his son

(Newser) - Since announcing his run for Senate in Georgia, Republican candidate Herschel Walker has been dogged by claims that he threatened an ex-wife , lied about his credentials, and criticized absentee fathers while being one himself . Now, in a new allegation of hypocrisy, the former football star who backs a total ban...

Georgia's High-Profile Races Taking Shape in the Polls

Stacey Abrams trails in governor's contest; Herschel Walker tied with Sen. Raphael Warnock

(Newser) - After swinging into decidedly purple territory in the 2020 presidential election and the 2021 Senate runoffs, Georgia appears to be trending red ahead of the midterms, for the most part. According to a recent poll of likely voters, conducted by the UGA School of Public Affairs and sponsored by the...

Herschel Walker Pushes Back After Revelation About Kids

Evangelical group gives Senate Georgia candidate a warm reception

(Newser) - Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker said Saturday that he “never denied" the existence of children he hadn't publicly disclosed before, telling conservative Christians that his kids "knew the truth.” Speaking before a friendly audience at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s annual “Road to...

Herschel Walker Acknowledges 2 More Kids

Senate candidate in Georgia pushes back against criticism

(Newser) - On Wednesday, Herschel Walker acknowledged that he had a young son few people knew about. On Thursday, the GOP Senate candidate in Georgia acknowledged having two more children—a 13-year-old son and an adult daughter, reports the Daily Beast . As the Atlanta Journal-Constitution notes, the issue has gained traction mainly...

Herschel Walker Accused of Hypocrisy on Fatherhood

Georgia Senate candidate criticizes absentee fathers, but report describes him as one himself

(Newser) - In 2020, Herschel Walker called absentee fathers "a major, major problem" in the Black community. He brought up the issue again last year in an interview, per the New York Times, comparing the problem to forced family separations during slavery and saying, "If you have a child with...

Gun Questions Prove Awkward for Walker

Senate candidate has attributed past accusations to mental illness

(Newser) - Questions about gun legislation have increased since Tuesday, the day Herschel Walker became the Georgia Republican Party's nominee for US Senate. He's had a hard time handling them, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports; guns have been an issue in the former football star's past. Asked Tuesday whether the...

Trump's Clout Faces Big Test in Georgia Races

It's another primary day

(Newser) - It's another busy primary Tuesday. Georgia takes center stage as Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger try to fight back challengers endorsed by former President Trump, who's seeking revenge for his 2020 election defeat in the state. An assessment at FiveThirtyEight sees that and other...

White House Orders Dr. Oz to Quit Presidential Panel

Herschel Walker has also been asked to step down from advisory committee

(Newser) - The White House is trying to remove two Republican Senate candidates from a presidential advisory panel, but at least one of them has no intention of going quietly. Dr. Mehmet Oz and former NFL star Herschel Walker were told in emails Wednesday that they would be "terminated" if they...

GOP Senate Candidate Has Some Thoughts on Evolution

'Why are there still apes?' asks Herschel Walker

(Newser) - More controversy for Senate candidate Herschel Walker: The candidate, who is seeking the GOP nomination in Georgia, is taking flak over comments he made questioning the theory of evolution, NPR reports. "At one time, science said man came from apes, did it not?" Walker told pastor Chuck Allen at...

Senate Hopeful Falsely Claimed He Finished College

Herschel Walker didn't get his degree

(Newser) - Herschel Walker's campaign proudly touts the Senate hopeful's small town roots, Olympic accomplishments, and business credentials. It also used to say Walker graduated from the University of Georgia, which he was attending in 1981 when he won the Heisman. However, an Atlanta Journal-Constitution story following up on that...

Herschel Walker Fundraiser Canceled Over Swastika Post

Senate campaign first argued that wasn't a swastika

(Newser) - Georgia Republican US Senate candidate Herschel Walker has called off a fundraiser planned in Texas because the host was displaying a swastika made of syringes in her social media profile to protest mandatory COVID-19 vaccination. Walker's campaign said Wednesday that it had canceled the event, which had been scheduled...

Walker Starts With $3.7M, Trump's Support

Fundraising starts strong in Georgia Senate race despite candidate's few appearances

(Newser) - Herschel Walker's campaign said Monday that contributions have come in from all 50 states in the first five weeks of his Georgia Senate campaign. Donations totaled $3.7 million, from almost 50,000 supporters, the Republican reported. That puts him ahead of the other GOP candidates looking to replace...

Run By Herschel Walker Could Test Trump

Some Georgia Republicans worry football star would sail through primary, then stumble

(Newser) - Wanting to bring down the Republican officeholders who wouldn't throw out Georgia's legitimate presidential election results to deliver him the state's electoral votes, former President Trump has promised to assemble a slate of his own candidates. One favorite appears to be former football star Herschel Walker, who...

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