Herschel Walker campaign fires political director over suspected media leak: sources

Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker’s campaign fired political director Taylor Crowe on suspicion of leaking to members of the media, two Republican sources with knowledge of the events confirmed to Fox News Digital.

The decision comes a month before the 2022 midterm elections, in which Walker responded to a report that he encouraged an unnamed ex-girlfriend to get an abortion and reimbursed her $700 for the procedure. Walker denies the report.

The New York Times reported Saturday that the woman now says Walker urged her to have another abortion and that he ended their relationship in 2011 when she refused. Fox News has not independently confirmed any of the story.

Walker’s opponent, incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock, maintains a lead in the race, according to a Fox News poll released last week. Among registered voters in Georgia, 46% would choose Warnock, while 41% would choose Walker, in the poll conducted 22-26. September, before the abortion controversy erupted.

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Georgia Republican Senate nominee Herschel Walker speaks during a campaign stop at Battle Lumber Co.  Thursday, October 6, 2022 in Wadley, Georgia.

Georgia Republican Senate nominee Herschel Walker speaks during a campaign stop at Battle Lumber Co. Thursday, October 6, 2022 in Wadley, Georgia.
(AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

Crowe previously served as a director for former Sen. David Perdue when he ran for governor of Georgia. Perdue fell in the Republican primary against incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp.

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Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia greets supporters as he arrives at a Korean senior center in Norcross, Georgia, on September 27, 2022.

Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia greets supporters as he arrives at a Korean senior center in Norcross, Georgia, on September 27, 2022.
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The woman in the report claimed she had a bank receipt for the alleged abortion payment from Walker, as well as a “get well” card from him.

Walker has taken heat from TV personalities, reporters and commentators, but Kemp says he will still support the Republican ticket in Georgia.

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Georgia GOP Senate nominee Herschel Walker and Democratic incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock.

Georgia GOP Senate nominee Herschel Walker and Democratic incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock.
(Republican National Convention/Handout via REUTERS | Tom Williams/Pool via REUTERS.)

Walker is challenging Warnock in one of the nation’s most watched races, with control of the Senate hanging in the balance.

Warnock and Sen. Jon Ossoff, D-Ga., won round against Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue last year, giving Democrats a 50-50 tie and de facto control of the chamber with Vice President Kamala Harris in office.

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