The worry among Georgia Republicans is getting louder by the day as their GOP Senate primary remains in disarray. Herschel Walker — Trump’s hand-picked candidate for the race — continues to loom large over the field, while GOP insiders vent their frustrations with the former president’s influence in Georgia and fellow candidates aggressively take aim at his preferred nominee.
Notably, CNN reports that Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has been pushing failed former Georgia Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler to consider running again in 2022.
Walker remains unmoved by the GOP criticism and is “acting like he’s in the driver’s seat.” As the Atlanta Journal-Constitution wrote last week, these efforts are unlikely to have the outcome some want: “These sorts of reports exposing more details about [Walker’s] background aren’t likely to factor into his decision.”
Read about Georgia Republicans’ #GASEN woes below:
CNN: GOP fears grow over Herschel Walker as party leaders seek other candidates in Georgia Senate race
Manu Raju, Alex Rogers, Michael Warren, 8/5/21