Georgia Democratic nominee for Governor Stacey Abrams explains the change in her position on abortion: There is 'no place in that medical decision for ideology or for politicians'
"I understand the sincere concerns. But those are religious concerns, or often concerns driven by personal morality," Abrams said in a CNN interview.news.yahoo.com
In Georgia, 2 Black candidates to compete for Senate seat
Wayne Black was one of the few African Americans in the crowd as about 100 people gathered recently at the Republican Party headquarters near Columbus, Georgia, to hear from U.S. Senate candidate and football legend Herschel Walker. A member of the Muscogee County Republican Executive Committee, Black said he found a certain promise in Walker's candidacy, a GOP voice who could appeal to African Americans and others in Georgia who have traditionally voted Democratic.news.yahoo.com
Takeaways: Trump's big defeat; election denial backfiring
Former President Donald Trump’s crusade for vengeance suffered two devastating blows when Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger won their primaries despite rejecting Trump’s entreaties to reverse his 2020 election loss.
Backed by Trump, a Georgia football legend eyes a Senate seat despite his troubled past
Magazine Backed by Trump, a Georgia football legend eyes a Senate seat despite his troubled past Despite leading in the polls, Herschel Walker faces the run of his life Loading... Herschel Walker, who is running for the Republican nomination to U.S. Senate, takes on the stage during a rally for Georgia GOP candidates at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Ga., Saturday, March 26, 2022. (Hyosub Shin/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)Share this storyOn a Sunday afternoon in late February, I’m waiting for Herschel Walker. In Georgia, Walker’s popularity seems to have only grown over the years. Trump renewed his attack on Kemp but fretted, “If Kemp runs, I think Herschel Walker is gonna be ... very seriously and negatively impacted. “Herschel Walker won’t advocate for anybody, only for what’s in his best interest,” Harry Edwards says.washingtonpost.com
Georgia GOP Senate debate focuses on Herschel Walker absence
Tuesday's debate among Georgia Republican Senate candidates was predictably defined by the man who wasn't there — Herschel Walker. If the race wasn't dominated by Walker's football celebrity and Donald Trump endorsement, Gary Black, Latham Saddler, Kelvin King, Josh Clark and Jon McColumn might all be more viable candidates for the Republican nomination.news.yahoo.com
Walker raises $5.5M in Georgia Senate race, trailing Warnock
Georgia Republican Herschel Walker said Friday that his U.S. Senate campaign had raised $5.5 million in the first three months of 2022, a big haul that is still dwarfed by the $13.6 million that Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock raised in the same period. A former football star, Walker is the GOP front-runner, but faces five other Republicans in the May 24 primary. Georgia will be a key battleground in the 2022 midterm elections to determine which party controls the U.S. Senate.news.yahoo.com
Biden asks Herschel Walker and Mehmet Oz to quit council or be ousted
President Biden has asked Republican Senate candidates Herschel Walker and Mehmet Oz to quit their positions on a presidential council or be removed. In a post on Wednesday, Oz, who is a candidate in Pennsylvania, said the administration sent him a letter requesting he resign from the President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition.A letter from the administration was shown in a video Oz released on the situation. The letter states Oz...news.yahoo.com
Walker's past could let Warnock keep Senate seat, rivals say
Republicans risk losing the U.S. Senate race if they nominate Herschel Walker, two of Walker's rivals said, citing a report by The Associated Press about how police confiscated a gun from the former football great following a domestic dispute 20 years ago. “I’m here today because more shocking pieces of Herschel Walker’s past have been discovered,” Senate candidate and state Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black told reporters Friday in Atlanta. “And I’m deeply concerned that we’re about to forfeit control of the United States Senate again, under our watch, when it could be easily avoided.”news.yahoo.com
Police records complicate Herschel Walker's recovery story
One warm fall evening in 2001, police in Irving, Texas, received an alarming call from Herschel Walker’s therapist. Officers took cover outside, noting later that Walker had "talked about having a shoot-out with police.” Then they ordered the 1982 Heisman Trophy winner and onetime Dallas Cowboy to step out of the home, according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press through a public records request.news.yahoo.com
No. 1 Georgia routs Georgia Tech 45-0, looks ahead to Bama
Stetson Bennett passed for 255 yards and four touchdowns, and No. 1 Georgia finished its undefeated regular season with a 45-0 victory over Georgia Tech. Georgia gained momentum for next week’s Southeastern Conference championship game against No. 3 Alabama in Atlanta.
Local Democrats warn party: Growing Republican wave is real
Democrats in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, felt the Republican wave building over the summer when frustrated parents filled school board meetings to complain about masking requirements and an academic theory on systemic racism that wasn’t even taught in local schools.
Rival: Violent past should bar Herschel Walker from Senate
Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black said Thursday that GOP rival Herschel Walker's history of violence against women should disqualify him from being a U.S. senator, saying that Republicans should discuss Walker's problems now to avoid fatal Democratic attacks against a flawed candidate in the fall. “If he were a member of the United States Senate today and if he had committed the acts that he’s admitted to, he would be removed from office,” Black told reporters after touring a domestic violence center in the Atlanta suburb of Marietta. Walker, a former football great, launched his campaign in late August.news.yahoo.com
Trump-backed Georgia Senate candidate cancels fundraiser after uproar over donor use of vaccine-needle swastika in profile
Republican Herschel Walker abandoned plans for a fundraiser hosted by a Texas donor who had an anti-vaccine design that resembled a swastika as her Twitter profile picture.washingtonpost.com
Trump-backed candidates face scrutiny after minimal vetting
As former President Donald Trump has waded into contested primaries across the country, trying to exact revenge and remake the Republican Party in his image, he has endorsed a series of candidates facing serious allegations, especially concerning their treatment of women.
Herschel Walker enters Georgia Senate race a mystery to voters
Republican Herschel Walker issued a blasé statement in announcing his highly anticipated campaign for Senate in Georgia, with the protege of former President Donald Trump vowing to defend conservative values and the American dream.news.yahoo.com