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DSCC Statement On New Report Revealing Walker’s TX Homestead Exemption

In response to a new report from CNN revealing “Herschel Walker is getting a tax break intended only for a primary residence this year on his home in the Dallas, Texas, area, despite running for Senate in Georgia,” DSCC spokesperson Amanda Sherman-Baity issued the following statement:

“Walker’s pattern of dishonesty, fraudulent schemes and disturbing conduct grows longer every day. Walker owes voters an explanation for this scandal – and it’s all more proof that he has no business representing Georgians in the Senate.”

Read the story for yourself:

CNN: Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker getting tax break in 2022 on Texas home intended for primary residence

  • Republican Herschel Walker is getting a tax break intended only for a primary residence this year on his home in the Dallas, Texas, area, despite running for Senate in Georgia.
  • Publicly available tax records reviewed by CNN’s KFile show Walker is listed to get a homestead tax exemption in Texas in 2022, saving the Senate candidate approximately $1,500 and potentially running afoul of both Texas tax rules and some Georgia rules on establishing residency for the purpose of voting or running for office.
  • Walker took the tax break in 2021 and 2022 for his Texas home even after launching a bid for Senate in Georgia, an official in the Tarrant County tax assessor office told CNN’s KFile.
  • Questions have swirled around Walker’s residency since he actively began exploring the possibility of a Senate run in Georgia last year, and Democrats and Republicans alike hit Walker over the issue.
  • Walker, despite now voting twice in Georgia and running for Senate in the state, has maintained the exemption, according to public records. The county tax office in Texas where Walker maintains his home confirmed the exemption.
  • Under Texas law, if a homeowner moves out of the state, the resident can still receive the exemption only if they don’t establish “principal residence” elsewhere and plan to return to Texas within two years.

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