Former NFL star turned Senate hopeful Herschel Walker is set to speak at an upcoming Trump rally in Georgia.
The Hill reports:
Walker will be joined by two other Georgia Republicans running for statewide office, Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.), who’s challenging Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, and state Sen. Burt Jones, who’s running to replace outgoing Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan. Raffensperger and Duncan have both spoken out against Trump’s claims of election fraud.
The planned appearances will put three of Trump’s preferred candidates on the same stage as him when he travels to Perry, Ga., on Saturday.
The former president’s leadership PAC, Save America, described the upcoming rally as “a continuation of President Trump’s many appearances in support of candidates” aligned with his brand of conservatism. He’s set to hold another rally in Iowa on Oct. 9.
For Walker, in particular, the Trump rally will serve as something of a debut on the public campaign circuit.
Before Walker announced his Senate campaign he’d already gotten an endorsement from Trump. Now, he’s emerged as a major player in the upcoming Senate race against radical Raphael Warnock.