Next year’s midterm elections will determine which party controls Congress.
Donald Trump has already endorsed one candidate that has the Democrats worried.
And this football legend gave a surprising answer when asked about running for Senate.
In an interview with Fox News Channel’s Maria Bartiromo, former University of Georgia legend and longtime NFL star Herschel Walker expressed interest in challenging Georgia Democrat Senator Raphael Warnock next year.
Bartiromo asked Walker about Donald Trump endorsing Walker to run for Senate and Walker responded:
Well, I’m very honored that they would consider me running for the Senate.
And my family, we’re still going through this process of praying and really considering it. And, at the same time, I take it very serious. And people want me to decide like right now. And I said, guys, I’m going to take my time, because this is a very serious, serious thing.
But I will tell you this. Herschel Walker believes in God. I believe in this country, I believe in the people. And I’m going to fight for the people of Georgia if I run.
So, yes, just stay tuned, and I tell you what. It’s going to be exciting.
Walker is an icon in the state of Georgia.
In Walker’s three years playing between the hedges, Walker led the Bulldogs to the school’s only national title in 1980 and won the 1982 Heisman Trophy.
Walker had a solid pro career, but is best known for Dallas Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson trading him to the Minnesota Vikings for a slew of draft picks that helped form the backbone of the franchise’s 1990s dynasty.
If Walker runs for Senate, he will be a formidable candidate because of his name recognition in Georgia and all the goodwill his sports career built up.
Republicans only need to flip one Democrat seat to take back the majority.
And Herschel Walker may be the candidate that changes the balance of power in Washington, D.C.
Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.