Herschel Walker’s Black supporters say their votes are about Senate control and conservative values

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ATLANTA — Shelley Wynter, a Black conservative radio show host in this bustling capital of the New South, considers Herschel Walker a means to an end.

His support of the Georgia Republican’s candidacy for the U.S. Senate rests on this fact: There are 35 Senate seats up for re-election next month, and if the former football star can overtake the incumbent, Democrat Raphael Warnock, it would be a boon that could help the GOP retake the majority.

The controversies that have enveloped Walker’s campaign — including  reports that he paid for a former girlfriend’s abortion, which he denies — are easily overlooked.

“Yes, there’s a lot of stuff that doesn’t look so good for Herschel,” said Wynter, co-host of “Word on the Street,” with MalaniKai Massey, on WSB-FM. “But my vote is strictly about control of the Senate. Period. We need every seat.”

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