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Pro-Herschel Walker PAC to attack Warnock, give GOP candidate ‘air support’ as he runs sunny campaign


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A pro-Herschel Walker super PAC aims to attack Sen. Raphael Warnock as the former star University of Georgia halfback himself runs a largely positive campaign in one of the most important races for control of the U.S. Senate in 2022. 

“I think you’re going to see a significant investment into our organization because we’ve got the team in place in the organization in place to… define Raphael Warnock as a rubber stamp for Joe Biden’s disastrous policy decisions,” 34N22 PAC spokesman Steven Lawson told Fox News. Warnock, D-Ga., won a special election runoff in January and is up for reelection to a full term in 2022. 

Former President Trump listens as Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker speaks during his Save America rally in Perry, Georgia, on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Ben Gray)

Former President Trump listens as Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker speaks during his Save America rally in Perry, Georgia, on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Ben Gray)
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Lawson said the PAC – named for Walker’s number when he played at Georgia and the ’22 election – will also tout Walker’s background as a football player and businessman. 34N22 launched its first digital ad campaign this weekend, which will cost about $85,000 and last just under a month. 

Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., right, talks to a reporter as he leaves the Capitol at the conclusion of the second day of the second impeachment trial of former President Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., right, talks to a reporter as he leaves the Capitol at the conclusion of the second day of the second impeachment trial of former President Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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Lawson also said Walker plans to keep his campaign positive even as the primaries and general election near in 2022, and that 34N22 aims to take care of some of the political dirty work for him. 

“Herschel Walker is running as a uniter, not just for the Republican Party, but for the entire state,” Lawson said. “He’s running on issues that every Georgian cares about, whether it’s, you know, better jobs, better schools, and keeping our communities safe.”

Georgia alum Herschel Walker on the sidelines during a game between Murray State Racers and University of Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on Sept. 7, 2019 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Steve Limentani/ISI Photos/Getty Images)

Georgia alum Herschel Walker on the sidelines during a game between Murray State Racers and University of Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on Sept. 7, 2019 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Steve Limentani/ISI Photos/Getty Images)

A search of Walker’s Twitter account notably reveals no tweets mentioning Warnock. Walker mentioned President Biden in one tweet this month, but his account has no other tweets using the president’s name this year. 

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“34N22 looks forward to providing air support for Herschel Walker’s ground game to help deliver a big win for hardworking Georgians in 2022,” Lawson said in a separate statement. 

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters after a Republican strategy meeting at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. McConnell endorsed Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters after a Republican strategy meeting at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. McConnell endorsed Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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There are other candidates in the Republican primary, but Walker, endorsed by both former President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., appears to be emerging as the consensus candidate in the GOP. This came after some concerns about political baggage Walker may carry, including accusations by his ex-wife of being “physically abusive,” and reports that he exaggerated his business success. 

Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report. 



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