Georgian Republican senatorial candidate Herschel Walker will appear at the Truth and Courage PAC conference in Atlanta on Saturday.
Former NFL star Walker, who has the backing of Donald Trump, will join Texas Senator Ted Cruz at the “Together for Truth” summit as he continues his campaign to defeat incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock in November’s election.
A description on the event’s website states that “true conservatives must unite to take back America” while “the radical left continues its stranglehold on power”.
However, several investigations conducted in recent weeks suggest that it is Warnock, not Walker, who will come out on top in the race for the Georgia Senate seat.
An InsiderAdvantage/TSTIME 5 Atlanta poll published on July 29 said Warnock leads Walker by 48 percent to 45 percent.
A TSTIME News poll released on July 29 also gave Warnock a 4 percentage point lead (46 to 42), while Warnock had a 9 point lead (48 to 39) in a SurveyUSA/11Alive News poll released on July 26. July was published.
According to the Real Clear Politics poll, Walker has not led Warnock in any investigation since the Emerson College/The Hill poll in early April gave the Republican a 49 to 45 percent lead over the Democrat, with six percent still undecided.
By comparison, Warnock led in eight of the nine subsequent polls, with one ECU poll in June finding the pair 46 percent right.
Walker, struggling in the polls, has arrived amid a string of controversies that have dogged his campaign.
These include admitting that he has several love children that he previously failed to acknowledge despite assaulting previously absent fathers, and allegations that he violently threatened his ex-wife, Cindy Grossman, in 2005.
Walker has also come under scrutiny for falsely stating that he graduated from the University of Georgia – despite leaving as a junior to play professional football – and claiming that he had previously worked as an FBI agent.
Walker has also made a series of statements about the campaign trail, including talking about “bad air” from China when discussing climate change at a GOP picnic in Hall County, Atlanta.
When asked by a reporter about the possibility of gun reform in the wake of the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting in May, Walker replied, “What I’d like to do is see it and anything and everything.”
It has been speculated that the GOP’s concerns about public speaking are the reason he has so far failed to participate in a televised debate against Warnock.
In early August, Walker announced he would be willing to debate Warnock on October 14, but not through one of the three formats already accepted by the incumbent.
Speaking to TSTIME 5 after the release of their poll that puts Walker three percentage points behind Warnock, the Republican said he is not worried.
“With a poll like that after they’ve spent so much money, you know, we’ve got a lot of time. In November, Herschel Walker will be your senator for the great state of Georgia,” Walker said.
News week has contacted Walker for comment.