Former Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker won Georgia's GOP Senate primary on Tuesday

It's been a record-setting year for the Republican Party, which is fielding 81 Black candidates in the 2022 primaries

Walker is a political newcomer but has nearly unmatched name recognition in Georgia from his days as a college football running back

Former President Donald Trump, a close friend of Walker's, backed his run

Walker's electability was questioned due to business dealings and his history of violence against women

Walker has been open about his long struggle with mental illness and acknowledged violent urges

He won the primary despite skipping debates with his Republican opponents and making multiple gaffes on the campaign trail

It's fair to say that Lee was right to worry, in light of the actions of a number of members of today's Republican Party