Walker’s campaign struggles show GOP’s deeper challenge in Georgia

Walker’s Campaign Struggles Show Gop’s Deeper Challenge In Georgia - Pwemqlrqpii63Pggbb2Le2Xcsy

CUMMING, Ga. — Herschel Walker’s taunt was aimed at his opponent in the race for Georgia’s U.S. Senate seat, but it could as easily have been a retort to critics of both parties who’ve questioned his intelligence, mocked his grasp of policy and even asked whether his troubled temperament disqualifies him for the U.S. Senate.

“I’m not a child,” he told the audience in this conservative city recently, ripping into Sen. Raphael G. Warnock (D-Ga.) for purportedly avoiding a debate. “Put your big man pants on and show up. Show the people what you can do. I’m this country boy, remember? I don’t know what I’m talking about? So why don’t you show up and embarrass me?”

Walker, 60, cruised through a Republican primary four months ago, armed with former president Donald Trump’s endorsement and buoyed by his name recognition as a national championship-winning Heisman Trophy winner. He offers his up-by-the-bootstraps story as a counterpoint to liberal assertions that…

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This article was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and originally published on www.washingtonpost.com