A Herschel Walker candidacy is a total nightmare for Senate Republicans

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Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large

Updated 10:12 AM ET, Wed August 25, 2021

(CNN)The news that former NFL star Herschel Walker has registered to vote in Georgia is terrible news for Senate Republicans hoping to retake the majority next November.

Walker’s move from Texas, where he has lived for decades, to Georgia preceded him announcing a run for the seat currently held by Sen. Raphael Warnock. And given Walker’s high name ID — primarily derived from his years of football stardom — and the vocal support of former President Donald Trump for his candidacy, Walker immediately becomes the favorite for the GOP nomination.

And that is a MAJOR problem for Republicans.

Walker has myriad potential problems as a Senate nominee, including:


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