Herschel Walker, the Republican candidate to be a U.S. Senator Senate seat will receive a tax exclusion for keeping his primary residence in Texas Even though he’s running for office and is living in, GeorgiaAccording to public records,

CNN first reported Wednesday: Walker will get a homestead exemption in Texas For 2022, it will save him approximately $1,500. The exemption applies only to Texans’ primary residence. Tax According to records, Walker claimed the tax cut in 2021 and 20,22 even though it was not his intention to vote. Georgia he has been there campaigning against Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock.

It’s unclear if Walker will run afoul of Texas Tax laws and the Texas comptroller’s office notes that you can still receive the break if you don’t establish a principle residence elsewhere, if you intend to return to the Texas Home and “you are away less than two years.” The U.S. Constitution also mandates only that Senate candidates reside in the state they will serve when once they’re elected.

But the revelation adds fuel to Democrats’ attacks on the Republican’s motives behind his Senate bid. The former NFL star has faced criticism for his residency before, despite his campaign’s efforts to tout his Georgia His football career and roots. In Atlanta, he registered to vote in 2021. just days before he declared his candidacy For office, you must have lived in Texas More than 20 years.

Walker has been elected twice since then. Georgia. The state keeps a flexible list CNN reports that there are many requirements for running for office. This means the main issue could be legal rather than political.

The Texas Tribune reported that Recent years have seen homestead exemptions be a problem for many politicians. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), paid some property taxes back after claiming an exemption from property taxes for a house his daughter lived in while attending Texas A&M University.

After neither candidate won the necessary 50% votes to win the seat in the Nov.8 election, Walker will face Warnock at a runoff Dec. 6.