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Herschel Walker Pushes Back After Revelation About Kids

Evangelical group gives Senate Georgia candidate a warm reception

(Newser) - Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker said Saturday that he “never denied" the existence of children he hadn't publicly disclosed before, telling conservative Christians that his kids "knew the truth.” Speaking before a friendly audience at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s annual “Road to...

Herschel Walker Acknowledges 2 More Kids

Senate candidate in Georgia pushes back against criticism

(Newser) - On Wednesday, Herschel Walker acknowledged that he had a young son few people knew about. On Thursday, the GOP Senate candidate in Georgia acknowledged having two more children—a 13-year-old son and an adult daughter, reports the Daily Beast . As the Atlanta Journal-Constitution notes, the issue has gained traction mainly...

Herschel Walker Accused of Hypocrisy on Fatherhood

Georgia Senate candidate criticizes absentee fathers, but report describes him as one himself

(Newser) - In 2020, Herschel Walker called absentee fathers "a major, major problem" in the Black community. He brought up the issue again last year in an interview, per the New York Times, comparing the problem to forced family separations during slavery and saying, "If you have a child with...

Gun Questions Prove Awkward for Walker

Senate candidate has attributed past accusations to mental illness

(Newser) - Questions about gun legislation have increased since Tuesday, the day Herschel Walker became the Georgia Republican Party's nominee for US Senate. He's had a hard time handling them, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports; guns have been an issue in the former football star's past. Asked Tuesday whether the...

Trump's Clout Faces Big Test in Georgia Races

It's another primary day

(Newser) - It's another busy primary Tuesday. Georgia takes center stage as Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger try to fight back challengers endorsed by former President Trump, who's seeking revenge for his 2020 election defeat in the state. An assessment at FiveThirtyEight sees that and other...

White House Orders Dr. Oz to Quit Presidential Panel

Herschel Walker has also been asked to step down from advisory committee

(Newser) - The White House is trying to remove two Republican Senate candidates from a presidential advisory panel, but at least one of them has no intention of going quietly. Dr. Mehmet Oz and former NFL star Herschel Walker were told in emails Wednesday that they would be "terminated" if they...

GOP Senate Candidate Has Some Thoughts on Evolution

'Why are there still apes?' asks Herschel Walker

(Newser) - More controversy for Senate candidate Herschel Walker: The candidate, who is seeking the GOP nomination in Georgia, is taking flak over comments he made questioning the theory of evolution, NPR reports. "At one time, science said man came from apes, did it not?" Walker told pastor Chuck Allen at...

Senate Hopeful Falsely Claimed He Finished College

Herschel Walker didn't get his degree

(Newser) - Herschel Walker's campaign proudly touts the Senate hopeful's small town roots, Olympic accomplishments, and business credentials. It also used to say Walker graduated from the University of Georgia, which he was attending in 1981 when he won the Heisman. However, an Atlanta Journal-Constitution story following up on that...

Herschel Walker Fundraiser Canceled Over Swastika Post

Senate campaign first argued that wasn't a swastika

(Newser) - Georgia Republican US Senate candidate Herschel Walker has called off a fundraiser planned in Texas because the host was displaying a swastika made of syringes in her social media profile to protest mandatory COVID-19 vaccination. Walker's campaign said Wednesday that it had canceled the event, which had been scheduled...

Walker Starts With $3.7M, Trump's Support

Fundraising starts strong in Georgia Senate race despite candidate's few appearances

(Newser) - Herschel Walker's campaign said Monday that contributions have come in from all 50 states in the first five weeks of his Georgia Senate campaign. Donations totaled $3.7 million, from almost 50,000 supporters, the Republican reported. That puts him ahead of the other GOP candidates looking to replace...

Run By Herschel Walker Could Test Trump

Some Georgia Republicans worry football star would sail through primary, then stumble

(Newser) - Wanting to bring down the Republican officeholders who wouldn't throw out Georgia's legitimate presidential election results to deliver him the state's electoral votes, former President Trump has promised to assemble a slate of his own candidates. One favorite appears to be former football star Herschel Walker, who...

Trump's Herschel Walker Support Stalls Georgia Race

Bigger GOP political names won't enter race until former football star decides

(Newser) - It might turn out to be a fake, but Herschel Walker's consideration of a run for Senate has frozen other Georgia Republicans in their tracks. Walker has hinted about entering the GOP primary so he can take on newly elected Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, who's running for a...

Walker Reveals Pain of Multiple Personalities

Former gridiron star's book describes 'out of control' mental illness

(Newser) - Former football star Herschel Walker has written a book revealing his struggles with dissociative identity disorder, formerly known as multiple personality disorder. Walker says the disease was so serious it ruined his marriage and led him to endanger his own life, CNN reports. The 1982 Heisman Trophy winner blames the...

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