Long rumored as a potential candidate, King is aiming to take advantage of the unsettled field in the wide-open GOP contest against Warnock. He was a featured speaker at Trump’s events in Georgia in the runup to the 2020 election, including a September visit aimed at wooing Black Republican supporters.
But he may soon have plenty of company. Veteran Navy SEAL Latham Saddler, a banking executive and former White House fellow, recently filed paperwork to run.
Former U.S. Rep. Doug Collins is “seriously” considering a bid, as are former U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler and U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter. The circling of the wagons by Republicans around Georgia’s new election law could also lift state Attorney General Chris Carr, who has vowed to defend the overhaul in court.
And Trump has pressured University of Georgia football legend Herschel Walker to run, though he has lived for years in Texas.