NEW: Outside Group Swoops In to Bail Out Vulnerable Loeffler

February 25, 2020

Facing a “nasty GOP fight” and struggling to define herself with Georgia voters, Loeffler leans on outside money to fight off intraparty challenge from Collins

Atlanta — Today, the brutal “Republican-on-Republican brawl” in the Georgia Senate race was “dialed up to 11” as a new AJC report revealed that allies of “political mega-donor” and unelected Senator Kelly Loeffler are forming a new outside group to slam top Trump ally Congressman Doug Collins with attack ads as Loeffler struggles to stay above water.

Loeffler is already being bailed out on the airwaves by an out-of-state group spending millions on attacks while she has come under fire recently about her out-of-touch behavior. Last week, AJC reporting revealed that Loeffler bought a secretive private jet to hop between Washington and campaign events, and that despite recently portraying herself as a hunter in a new ad, she doesn’t actually have a Georgia hunting license

“Kelly Loeffler may have bought herself a temporary Senate appointment, but her struggling campaign still needs to rely on outside groups to bail her out with Georgia voters,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “With both sides ramping up attacks and pouring more money into their intraparty feud, Republicans’ brutal, expensive brawl is far from over and Democrats are well-positioned to emerge the victors.”

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AJC: The Jolt: The Kelly Loeffler-Doug Collins fight is dialed up to 11

  • If you think the Republican-on-Republican brawl over U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s seat has already gotten nasty, just wait. It’s about to get a lot worse.
  • We’re told that Loeffler’s allies are forming an outside group that will match anything U.S. Rep. Doug Collins of Gainesville spends with attack ads.
  • The memo [from Loeffler’s allies], of course, offers a rose-tinged portrait of the race.
  • Collins, meanwhile, has only stepped up his attacks on the incumbent. One of his latest features a doctored image of Loeffler splashing cash.
  • Collins spokesman Dan McLagan on Tuesday called Loeffler a “human-sized Mike Bloomberg spending the gross national product of Guatemala on her campaign while hiding from reporters.”


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