A Herschel Walker candidacy is a total nightmare for Senate Republicans.

Former NFL star Herschel Walker is the leading Republican candidate in the Georgia Senate race, but his candidacy is worst-case scenario for Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to try to oust freshman Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza outlines why Donald Trump’s support explains the Walker run.

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www.donaldjtrump.com/news/statement-by-donald-j-trump-45th-president-of-the-united-states-of-america_5

Herschel Walker registers to vote in Georgia as he weighs U.S. Senate run
www.ajc.com/politics/politics-blog/herschel-walker-registers-to-vote-in-georgia-as-he-weighs-senate-run/JSUZPAPJNVFSVHACFC2DC2CYYA/

OPINION: Herschel Walker’s book revealed star’s mental health struggle and success
www.ajc.com/politics/opinion-herschel-walkers-book-revealed-stars-mental-health-struggle-and-success/KPBGCFCINNBCLKRWWG6NOCBHCQ/

As Herschel Walker eyes Senate run, a turbulent past emerges
apnews.com/article/lifestyle-sports-nfl-college-football-coronavirus-pandemic-5e2875eec11e93f9a3bf1fc859137ff8

twitter.com/HolmesJosh/status/1418627365329059842

GOP fears grow over Herschel Walker as party leaders seek other candidates in Georgia Senate race
www.cnn.com/2021/08/05/politics/georgia-senate-race/index.html

David Perdue decides against Georgia Senate run a week after filing election paperwork
www.cnn.com/2021/02/23/politics/david-perdue-2022-senate-race/index.html

Kelly Loeffler considers running again for Senate in Georgia
www.cnn.com/2021/06/16/politics/kelly-loeffler-mcconnell-meeting/index.html

The 10 Senate seats most likely to flip in 2022
www.cnn.com/2021/04/21/politics/2022-senate-race-rankings-april/index.html

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