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Trump Says Herschel Walker Plans to Run for U.S. Senate in Georgia

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Herschel Walker, the former football star, will run for U.S. Senate next year, says Donald Trump.

“He told me he’s going to, and I think he will,” Trump said on Tuesday during an interview on the “The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show.”

“I had dinner with him a week ago. He’s a great guy,” Trump added. “He’s a patriot, and he’s a very loyal person. He’s a very strong person. They love him in Georgia … He is a fantastic guy, and they love him.”

The 59-year-old Walker, if he does run, would challenge radical leftist Sen. Raphael Warnock, who defeated Kelly Loeffler in the Georgia runoff elections earlier this year. He has not made a decision yet but said in a statement Tuesday that he’s “looking at the race closely” and will make a decision soon.

“Georgia is my home — I love Georgia, and I love this country,” Walker continued. “And I believe we need fighters to step forward and help save both. Know this much: If I run, I’ll be all-in, and we will do whatever it takes to win for Georgia.”

Trump is confident that Walker can win over the voters in Georgia.

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“So I think he’d win,” Trump said. “I think it would be very, very hard to beat Herschel. I mean, they have the ballads. They made ballads to Herschel. They sing them all the time. They still sing them. So I think beating him would be very tough, and I think he’s going to run.”

“With me running for Governor and [Herschel Walker] running for Senate, I look forward to the Left trying to calling [sic] us RACISTS,” said Vernon Jones on Twitter. “Without the race card, what do they have?”

You can listen to the interview here: