As one of the most watched battles for the Senate in the nation races toward the November midterm finish line, the campaign of Republican Georgia Senate hopeful Herschel Walker has fired its political director on suspicions that he was leaking info to the media.
According to two Republican Fox News Digital sources, the campaign fired Taylor Crowe amid a Walker scandal sparked by claims from an anonymous former girlfriend that Walker first encouraged, then paid $700 for her to have an abortion.
News of the alleged abortion came in the form of a hit piece from the Daily Beast, which claimed the unnamed woman became pregnant in 2009 and, at Walker’s urging, had the procedure done and was later reimbursed by the football legend. Walker, at the time the event allegedly took place, was not married, but he had allegedly fathered another child out of wedlock with another woman earlier that year.
In a statement on Twitter, Walker categorically denied the claims and vowed to sue the Daily Beast, BizPac Review reported.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) October 4, 2022
“This is another repugnant hatchet job from a democrat activist disguised as a reporter who has obsessively attacked my family and tried to tear me down since this race started,” he tweeted, referring to Daily Beast political reporter Roger Sollenberger.
“He’s harassed friends of mine, asking if I fathered their children,” Walker fumed. “He’s called my children ‘secret’ because I didn’t want to use them as campaign props in a political campaign.”
“Now, they’re using an anonymous source to further slander me,” he stated. “They will do anything to hold onto power. I [sic] planning to sue the Daily Beast for this defamatory lie. It will be filed tomorrow morning.”
But the damage had already been done, as evidenced by the tweeted reaction of his son, Christian Walker, who has made a name for himself among Republicans as an intelligent young conservative commentator.
“Every family member of Herschel Walker asked him not to run for office, because we all knew (some of) his past,” he wrote. “Every single one.”
“He decided to give us the middle finger and air out all of his dirty laundry in public, while simultaneously lying about it,” he continued. “I’m done.”
Every family member of Herschel Walker asked him not to run for office, because we all knew (some of) his past. Every single one. He decided to give us the middle finger and air out all of his dirty laundry in public, while simultaneously lying about it.
— Christian Walker (@ChristianWalk1r) October 4, 2022
While Walker was running a tight race against his Democratic opponent, Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock, a survey released Thursday by local Atlanta news station 11Alive is now telling a very different tale.
Warnock, the station says, is now 12 points ahead of Walker.
Of the more than 1,000 likely voters polled, 50% said they’d vote for Warnock, compared to 38% for Walker.
Fifty-six percent of female voters chose Warnock, and among black voters, 87% favor the senator, with only 6% intending to vote for Walker.
The numbers represent a sizeable shift from a Fox News poll taken just prior to the abortion scandal, which saw Warnock with a much slimmer 5-point lead, with voters favoring the incumbent 46% -41%.
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