Geoff Duncan: Republican from Georgia labels Herschel Walker as ‘one of the worst candidates in our party’s history’

Georgia’s outgoing Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan lashed out at Herschel Walker, calling the scandal-ridden Republican nominee, backed by former President Donald Trump, one of the worst contenders in the party’s history.

“I am conservative. I am conservative because I feel this is the best way to govern. I’ve been a Republican for much longer than many people,” Duncan told CBS News.

“I think I probably have kids who can articulate the conservative platform better than some of the candidates who supported Donald Trump and his group across the country.

“This was not the right brand for Republicanism and I think Herschel Walker will probably go down in history as one of the worst candidates in our party’s history.”

Mr. Walker is one of the most watched and most derided candidates in Georgia’s Senate elections.

While the Georgia Republican has taken a strong anti-abortion stance, several former partners have accused him of encouraging them to have abortions, something he has denied.

A new recording emerged earlier this week that raised questions about his whereabouts, as he said in the clip that he lived in Texas.

One of the women who accused Mr. Walker of pressuring her to have an abortion played audio of him competing in the 1992 Olympics.

“This is your stud calling, you big sex puppy,” he said in the voice message.

He has also been derided for his incoherent campaign speeches, including one where he started talking about werewolves and vampires. One of the takedowns was by former President Barack Obama.

Last month, he accidentally said the word “erection” instead of “election.”

The second round of the Georgia Senate will take place on December 6.

Mr Walker took 48.5 percent of the vote compared to his challenger, incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock, who took 49.4 percent in the general election, which forced the December 6 runoff election.

Last week, Mr. Duncan told CNN he just couldn’t vote for Mr. Walker.

“I was one of those people who got in line and had to wait about an hour, and it was the most disappointing vote I’ve ever watched in my entire life since I went to vote,” he said.

“I had two candidates that I couldn’t find anything sensible about to leave my vote. So I walked out of that ballot box, showed up to vote, but didn’t vote for any of them.

Mr Duncan, who did not seek re-election, will be succeeded in January by Republican Burt Jones.

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