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Today, a new report from CNN revealed that Herschel Walker is receiving a tax exemption meant for a “principal residence” on his Texas home — while he’s also an active candidate running for office in Georgia.
Walker is “potentially running afoul of both Texas tax rules and some Georgia rules on establishing residency for the purpose of voting or running for office.”
Georgians are reading about it in the Atlanta Daily World, Gwinnett Daily Post, Jackson Progress-Argus, Henry Harold, Rockdale & Newton Citizen, and Albany Herald.
See what others are saying about Walker’s latest “Texas-sized” problem below:
CNN Inside Politics With John King
CNN Anchor John King: “In what you might call a Texas-sized question for Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker, CNN’s K-File reports Walker is getting a $1500 tax break because he listed a Texas home as his primary residence this year. A local Texas official tells the KFile Walker took the tax break for both 2021 and 2022 that being after launching his senate bid in Georgia.”
“This is not hard. Basic campaign 101: check the tax forms, check your housing forms, check everything else. He is taking a tax deduction on a primary residence in Texas while running for the senate in Georgia. Bad.”
Washington Post Toulouse Olorunnipa: “This is not the kind of headline you want to try to motivate voters in Georgia to say that you should represent them. There are already a number of Georgians that say he should not be our representative. The fact that he’s claiming a tax break in Texas doesn’t help.”
CNN Anchor: “Walker claimed a tax exemption on his house in Texas that’s only intended for primary residences. Walker apparently did this in both 2021 and 2022 after he announced his Senate run. What’s his campaign saying about this?”
CNN Eva McKend: “So the campaign did not respond to repeated requests for comment. […] It’s a bit surprising he would sort of get ensnared in this when political candidates’ finances are so heavily scrutinized. But it appears Walker potentially ran afoul of both Texas tax rules and some Georgia rules.”
CNN Eva McKend: “I was speaking to a man at a Walker rally who indicated to me that he was likely going to be a split ticket voter voting for Governor Kemp and Senator Warnock and he said that he was surprised that his fellow conservatives weren’t holding it against Walker that he had so recently lived in Texas. You know, he only registered to vote in the state of Georgia last year when he mounted this Senate run.”
The New York Times: Herschel Walker, Running in Georgia, Receives Tax Break for Texas Residents
Texas Tribune: Herschel Walker, running for U.S. Senate in Georgia, still gets tax break on $3 million Texas residence
Vanity Fair: Georgia Senate Candidate Herschel Walker Claimed Tax Benefits For People Who Live In Texas
Insider: Georgia GOP Senate nominee Herschel Walker set to receive 2022 tax exemption on Texas home meant for a ‘principal residence’
The New Republic: Where Does Herschel Walker Live? His Tax Records Say His Home Is In Texas.
MSNBC: Even now, Herschel Walker can’t quite shake residency questions
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