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Walker’s defeat in Georgia causes further Republican hand-wringing and demands for fresh tactics

Recriminations are swift as Republicans begin their autopsy of Herschel Walker’s loss. Many blamed Trump for urging Walker, a former football star, to run for Senate. Walker is one of many inexperienced and polarizing nominees who lost battleground races this year. Republican operatives raise concerns about spending deficits, on-the-ground strategy. Walker lost to Democrat Jeff Warnock by 2.8 percentage points. The GOP had hoped that Democrats’ success in Georgia would be a one-off phenomenon.