Herschel Walker’s Senate campaign cut ties with its political director on Wednesday, CNN has learned, just days after The Daily Beast reported that the Georgia Republican paid for a woman’s abortion more than a decade ago.
The departure of Taylor Crowe, who previously held the same role on former GOP Sen. David Perdue’s failed bid for Georgia governor this year, comes just weeks before Election Day in the decisive Senate race against Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock. With an evenly split Senate, Republicans hope to flip the Georgia seat as they look to take control of the chamber.
Two people familiar with the matter said Crowe was fired on suspicion of leaking to members of the media. It is unclear whether other factors were at play.
Walker campaign manager Scott Paradise declined to comment when reached by CNN on Friday. Crowe himself did not respond to multiple requests for comment.
CNN has not been able to independently verify the allegation against Walker, who has repeatedly denied ever paying for an abortion.