Former NFL star Herschel Walker has registered to vote in Georgia ahead of a potential Senate bid in the state, records show.
Voter information from the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office shows that Walker registered to vote in the state on Aug. 17 using an Atlanta address.
Walker, a native of Georgia who played collegiately for the University of Georgia, has lived in Texas for years but still maintains multiple properties in his home state. That Walker recently registered to vote in Georgia was first reported by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Former President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump criticizes Justice for restoring McCabe's benefits Biden: Those who defy Jan. 6 subpoenas should be prosecuted Hillicon Valley — Presented by LookingGlass — Hackers are making big money MORE has encouraged Walker for months to run against Sen. Raphael WarnockRaphael WarnockWarnock raises .5 million in third quarter Senate to vote next week on Freedom to Vote Act Herschel Walker calls off fundraiser with woman who had swastika in Twitter profile MORE (D-Ga.) next year, giving the former football star an early boost should he decide to mount a Senate bid.
Walker has repeatedly said that he’s weighing a Senate campaign. He recently returned to Georgia, and his decision to register to vote there suggests that he may be nearing a decision. In an interview with Fox News’s Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityGraham says Brazilian immigrants arriving at border 'wearing designer clothes and Gucci bags' Judge: Request for Tucker Carlson personnel files is 'intrusive' Pence treads carefully with Trump MORE last month, Walker said that he would make a decision on a Senate bid on his own “timetable.”
“If I’m the right man for the job, you’re going to see me step up and say I’m running, and that’s what I said I’m going to do now,” he said. “But it’ll be on my timetable, no one else’s.”
So far, Georgia state Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black is the highest-profile Republican to have jumped into the race. Rep. Buddy CarterEarl (Buddy) Leroy CarterTrump endorses Hershel Walker for Georgia Senate seat Herschel Walker's entrance shakes up Georgia Senate race Herschel Walker files paperwork to run for Senate in Georgia MORE (R-Ga.) is also considering a Senate campaign but has said that he won’t move forward if Walker enters the race.
Walker is well-known in Georgia and would presumably enter the race with the endorsement of Trump, who remains highly influential among the state’s GOP voter base. But he will likely also have to contend with questions about his struggles with mental illness and reported incidents of violent behavior.