Herschel Walker: ‘I’m like Ricky Bobby - I don’t come to lose’

Herschel Walker spoke briefly to supporters telling them to, “hang in there a little bit longer.”

The Republican U.S. Senate hopeful also quoted from the movie “Talladega Nights” starring Will Ferrell.

“I’m like Ricky Bobby. I don’t come to lose,” he said.

November 8, 2022 Atlanta - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker speaks to his supporters during an election night watch party in Atlanta on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)

Credit: Hyosub Shin/AJC

icon to expand image

Credit: Hyosub Shin/AJC

It was Walker’s first appearance at his election night party. Results coming in show he is neck and neck with Democratic opponent, Raphael Warnock.

“He’s gonna be tough to beat,” Walker said. “But he’s got the wrong Georgian here.”

Walker was with his wife, Julie and fellow football star Doug Flutie.