Herschel Walker campaigns in the hometown of Wrightsville

“Having the opportunity for a guy from a small hometown to represent our community is very exciting for me and for so many people in our town.”

WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga. (41NBC/WMGT)—When politicians visit voters, small towns like Wrightsville are mostly ignored. When the politician comes from Wrightsville, it makes a difference.

Republican Senate candidate and former soccer star Herschel Walker traveled to his hometown to meet with supporters.

Wrightsville Mayor Janibeth Outlaw shared what it’s like to see him run for office.

“Having the opportunity for a guy from a small hometown to represent our community is very exciting for me and for so many people in our town,” said Mayor Outlaw.

Walker explained how he felt God was calling him to run for office. His wife, Julie, and Mayor Outlaw also participated in a roundtable with him. They were talking about crime and inflation.

“Crime is very, very big, and this economy is tough because they have to buy groceries,” Walker said. “I think all the inflation, the gas prices, the grocery store prices, and you know the schools in some areas, it got really out of hand.”

Mayor Outlaw says Walker’s discussion of inflation and gas prices stuck with her and other issues.

“I am a mother of four children and this is very dear to my heart,” she said. “Then talk about faith and traditional values. What my children learn at a very young age is very important to me.

Walker shared a message for voters and Senator Raphael Warnock, about the debate he invited him to in October.

“I always went out and worked. I’m always going to be transparent with them because I always have been,” Walker said. “I’m not gonna hide, I’m not gonna hide like Senator Warnock and what I would say to Senator Warnock is where are you scary cat? Debate Me October 14 Savannah Georgia in front of an audience and let people see.

Walker faces current Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock and Libertarian Chase Oliver in the Senate race. Election day is November 8.

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