//His carpetbagger status and troubled personal history unnerves some Republicans.//
The former UGA football star announced on August 24 he had entered the race to win the Republican nomination to run against incumbent Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock. Warnock won the seat just last year in a special election for fill the last two years in the term of former Senator Johnny Isakson, who resigned for health reasons. Georgia seems likely to have two Blacks running for U.S Senator.
Walker is almost certain to become the front runner among the four republicans now vying for the GOP nomination. He entered the race at the urging of former President Donald Trump, who said months ago that Walker would be as “unstoppable” if he entered the field. Trump’s endorsement is a laying on of hands to Georgia Republicans.
Walker has no experience in politics, much less in Georgia. He has resided for years in Texas, his official place of residence. He followed his campaign announcement with a statement that emphasizes his small-town Georgia roots and his personal story, with little reference to his political views. He said he wanted to “stand up for conservative values and get our country moving in the right direction.”
Walker’s bid is not without controversy. Even Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell has indicated his misgivings, according to some reports. Walker wrote a book about his diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder and the threatening acts it led to. The Associated Press revealed previously unreported troubling acts.
The three other Republicans in he race are : construction executive Kelvin King, Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, and former Navy SEAL Latham Saddler.