The Georgia GOP Senate primary is officially in full swing, with University of Georgia football legend Herschel Walker off the sidelines and into the huddle after months of will-he-or-won't-he speculation. But many Peach State Republican insiders are skeptical he can convert his celebrity candidacy into a victory in 2022 over freshman Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, with plenty of personal baggage already threatening to throw a flag on his nascent bid.

"I don't know a single significant GOP operative who thinks Walker will lose the primary. I don't know a single significant GOP operative who thinks Walker will win the general," influential conservative Georgia radio host and blogger Erick Erickson tweeted after Walker announced.

To be sure, Walker is the undisputed frontrunner for the Republican nomination, given his name ID and coveted endorsement from Donald Trump. After the former president urged the Heisman Trophy winner to join the race earlier this year, much of the field was frozen until Walker made his intentions officially clear just over two weeks ago. There are immediate hurdles — namely, he's lived

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