Walker’s “Rocky,” “Empty,” “Frustrating,” “Whole Lot of Nothing” Campaign Rollout Takes Centerstage in Chaotic #GASEN Primary

September 13, 2021

It’s been three weeks since Herschel Walker entered the chaotic primary for Georgia’s GOP Senate nomination — and it’s been going pretty much as expected for Trump’s handpicked political candidate. Here’s the latest:

  • Walker possibly breaks federal campaign spending law right out of the gate. Within days of kicking off his Senate bid, 11Alive reported that Herschel Walker’s political campaign potentially “violated the law by spending money as a political candidate before officially declaring his candidacy.” A formal complaint has been filed with the FEC requesting a swift investigation into violations by Walker and his campaign in the leadup to his Senate entrance. The complaint is “legitimate” and “has merit,” says attorney Marc Hershovitz, who has done campaign finance work on behalf of candidates in both parties. “It looks like what (Walker) was doing was teasing things along in order to have a big reveal. And that’s all nice and cute. But what he’s doing is, he’s breaking the law.”
  • Divisions in Georgia Republicans’ chaotic Senate primary continue to grow. Within a week of entering the race, Walker already began flip-flopping on his support for Governor Kemp. After backing the governor in 2018, Walker is now refusing to support him, with his campaign noting that he “is not getting involved” in the race — while GOP leaders began throwing their weight behind opposing candidates in what is shaping up to be a long primary fight. 

“From skipping major events for closed-door fundraisers to avoiding interviews with Georgia press and saying little about where he stands on the issues that matter most, Walker is quickly morphing into a ready-made Republican politician,” said Dan Gottlieb, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia.

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