Roger Sollenberger at The Daily Beast has been doing an incredible job highlighting how much of a shit shot Herschel Walker’s (R. GA) U.S. Senate campaign has truly been. Especially when it comes to Walker’s revelations about his secret children. Sollenberger’s new piece highlights how even Walker’s own campaign advisors have realized what train wreck they have entered into:

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Emails and texts show advisers discussing how they don’t trust Walker—both to tell the truth to them and to handle campaign events properly—and harboring concerns that he isn’t mentally fit for the job.

He spouts falsehoods “like he’s breathing,” this adviser said—so much so that his own campaign stopped believing him long ago.

“He’s lied so much that we don’t know what’s true,” the person said, adding that aides have “zero” trust in the candidate. Three people interviewed for this article independently called him a “pathological liar.”

The Walker campaign declined comment.

Walker has, in fact, racked up a staggering record of falsehoods. He has claimed he was a trained FBI agent and worked for law enforcement, neither of which is true. He has told a preposterous series of lies about his academic record—forcing his campaign to delete claims from his official bio. He has grossly overstated his business success. He has falsely taken credit for founding a veterans support program. And, most recently, he claimed that former President Donald Trump had never said the 2020 election was stolen.

The campaign source painted a picture of an operation that for months has been at the mercy of a volatile, deceitful candidate.

“A campaign’s worst nightmare,” the source said. “It’s like a shitshow on a train in the middle of a wreck.”

But if the campaign is headed for a disaster, the Republican Party appears to be in the dark about just how bad it is.

In conversations with GOP higher-ups, senior Walker campaign aides have held back on their ongoing struggles with containing, directing, and cleaning up after Walker—even if, internally, they believe he’s a serious liability, according to this source who is familiar with those conversations.

And of course these billionaires are trying help this pathological liar unseat U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock (D. GA):

After sailing to victory in the Republican primary for Georgia’s Senate seat in May, Herschel Walker is now set to face incumbent Raphael Warnock in the general election this November. Donald Trump, who once owned a professional football team that counted Walker as its star player, is far from the only billionaire supporting the former running back. In fact, a half dozen other members of the World’s Billionaires List have donated $100,000 or more apiece to support his candidacy.

The most generous among them is Bernie Marcus, cofounder of Atlanta-based Home Depot. A longtime GOP donor, Marcus handed $1.75 million to a super PAC called 34N22. That group has concentrated its efforts on supporting Walker, who wore No. 34 when he won the Heisman trophy at the University of Georgia and is now hoping to win a Senate seat in 2022.

Industrialist Dennis Washington donated another $500,000 to 34N22. A representative of Washington named Larry Simkins explained that Walker has long been close with the Washington family and has spent time with them in Montana, but did not elaborate on how they met. A representative of the Walker campaign did not respond to a request for comment.

Investors Charles B. Johnson and Nelson Peltz each kicked in $100,000. Oil-and-gas magnate Trevor Rees-Jones and his wife Jan both wrote checks to 34N22 for $50,000. Ex-casino mogul Steve Wynn — who resigned as the finance chair of the Republican National Committee amid sexual misconduct allegations — donated $100,000 with his wife, Andrea.

Because 34N22 is organized as a super PAC, it can accept unlimited amounts of money from rich donors. In total, the group has disclosed spending $287,000 in support of Walker or in opposition to incumbent Raphael Warnock. As of early May, the group had over $3.1 million of cash on hand, which should give some additional firepower as November approaches. ”We are blessed to have major donors who support our mission,” said Stephen Lawson, a spokesperson for 34N22.

Also among them: Richard Uihlein, the co-founder of Uline shipping company, who is not on Forbes’ list but is undoubtedly rich. Uihlein contributed $1 million to 34N22 and another $11 million to a super PAC named Restoration PAC. Restoration PAC mostly spends money on state-level races, but it has funneled $520,000 to fight Warnock. It has also transferred money to a third super PAC, called Americas PAC, which has spent $500,000 opposing Warnock.

These are not the only super PACs backing Walker with billionaire dollars. The Trump-founded PACs “Make America Great Again Action” and “Make America Great Again, Again!”, which have spent $192,000 on ads against Warnock, received $500,000 in donations from banker Andrew Beal and Trump business partner Phil Ruffin. They also received $250,000 checks from Excel Communications founder Kenny Troutt, ABC Supply cofounder Diane Hendricks and Leslie Liautaud, the wife of Jimmy John Liautaud, who started the sandwich chain that bears his name.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Why isn’t there a list of these donors businesses so citizens can boycott them? OEM Depot and Jimmy John’s are on my nogo list.

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