Georgia’s Senate runoff Election Day ended with Herschel Walker conceding the race. Read Herschel Walker’s full concession speech.
Herschel Walker : Concession speech | Concedes
Herschel Junior Walker is an American former football running back and political candidate who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 12 seasons.
|Born:||March 3, 1962
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
He was the Republican nominee in the 2022 United States Senate election in Georgia, losing to incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock.
Walker played college football at the University of Georgia, where he won the Heisman Trophy as a junior.
He spent the first three seasons of his professional career with the New Jersey Generals of the United States Football League (USFL) and was the league’s MVP during its final season in 1985.
After the USFL folded, Walker joined the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys, earning consecutive Pro Bowl and second-team All-Pro honors from 1987 to 1988.
Herschel Walker Concession speech
Georgia’s Senate runoff Election Day ended with Herschel Walker conceding the race.
Sen. Raphael Warnock was projected to keep his seat Tuesday night and made a reelection victory speech to mark the occasion. Before the senator made his victory lap, his Republican challenger Walker stepped to the podium to deliver remarks and remind his supporters “we put up one heck of a fight.”
“You know, I’m always going to give thank my Lord and savior, Jesus Christ. Yeah. And also, I’m going to acknowledge my wife, Julie, because she’s with me and she’s been through a tough time.
I want to thank all my team as well, Team Herschel, because they put up with a lot. I want to thank Team Herschel. Thank all my donors as well because you guys, without you, I couldn’t have done what I’ve done.
So I want to thank all of you as well, because there’s no excuses in life and I’m not going to making excuses now because we put up one heck of a fight. And I think that’s what, that’s what we got to do, because this is much bigger this is much bigger than Herschel Walker.
And I told, I told someone this the other day. I said, ‘You guys, I’ve done a lot of stuff.’ You talk about Heisman Trophy, talk about all the athletic award, business awards I won but the best thing I’ve ever done in my whole entire life is run for the Senate seat right here.
I got a chance to go into your home, got a chance that you invested in Herschel Walker, and I thank you, and I thank you so much.
Republican Herschel Walker Tuesday night conceded the Georgia Senate runoff to incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock.
Mr. Walker spoke briefly to supporters in Atlanta shortly before 11 p.m.
The Associated Press called the race for Mr. Warnock Tuesday night. With 96% of the vote counted, Mr. Warnock had 50.8% to 49.2% for Mr. Walker.
Mr. Walker urged supporters to continue to vote in elections and back elected officials. He also told people to support the Constitution. He did not mention Mr. Warnock by name in his remarks.
“There are no excuses in life and I’m not going to make any now because we put up one heck of a fight,” he said.
He added, “I’m never going to stop fighting for Georgia.”
“When they called the race, I said the numbers doesn’t look like they are going to add up,” Walker said during his speech.
Walker managed to force a runoff, but he trailed Warnock in November’s general election. Walker spoke before the crowd for roughly three minute before leaving the stage at the College Football Hall of Fame.
“God is good,” Walker said. “He is a good God. All the time. I am never gonna stop fighting for Georgia. I’m never going to stop fighting for you. …We are all winners.”