Herschel Walker

Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker is currently facing incumbent Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock in a run-off following the nation’s most brutal election of the 2022 midterms.

While Warnock raises tons of money and Walker tries to improve his chances in the polls by distancing himself from Donald Trump, the Republican candidate is dogged by rumors and reports that he actually lives in Texas, not Georgia.

The former Georgia Bulldogs football star is facing a scandal involving a $1,500 tax credit he claimed on a $3 million home outside Dallas, Texas, intended only for primary residences. Georgia Democrats have called for the State Attorney’s office to investigate Walker’s residency and whether or not he lied to get on the ballot.

Meanwhile, CNN reported Tuesday that, according to a speech Walker gave in January, the candidate flat-out admitted that he considers Texas his home.

“I live in Texas,” Walker said in January in speaking to University of Georgia College Republicans. “I went down to the border off and on sometimes.”

Prior to that, Walker said that he decided he wanted to run for Georgia’s Senate seat while at home in Texas.

“Everyone asks me, why did I decide to run for a Senate seat? Because to be honest with you, this is never something I ever, ever, ever thought in my life I’d ever do,” said Walker. “And that’s the honest truth. As I was sitting in my home in Texas, I was sitting in my home in Texas, and I was seeing what was going on in this country. I was seeing what was going on in this country with how they were trying to divide people.”

CNN also noted that Walker did media appearances from his Texas home four times after announcing his candidacy for Georgia political office. They also reported that prior to his announcement that he would run for Senate in Georgia, all of his media appearances took place in Texas.

That certainly sounds like someone who considers themselves a Texas resident.

[CNN]

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Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to sean@thecomeback.com.