SHOT/CHASER: After Bragging About Working with Georgia GOP Since 2010, Loeffler Now Claims, “I Came into Politics Only a Month Ago”

February 3, 2020

After first admitting she’s been involved in politics for the past decade and eyeing a run for years, Loeffler is now claiming she’s only been in politics for the past month

ATLANTA — Temporary senator and “political mega-donor” Kelly Loeffler is once again contradicting herself as she continues to change her story on when she first got involved in politics. After she admitted in an earlier interview that her political involvement started a decade ago and that she’d been eyeing public office for years before she bought herself a Senate seat, Loeffler now claims that she “came into politics only a month ago.”

SHOT: Loeffler: “I started working with the Georgia Republican Party in about 2010…considered a run for the Senate in the 2014 cycle.”

Sen. Loeffler: Well, I started working with the Georgia Republican Party in about 2010, helping promote success for our ticket in that election cycle, which was a great cycle for Georgia, and really started to get more and more involved, considered a run for the Senate in the 2014 cycle. 

CHASER: Loeffler: “I came into politics only a month ago”

Sen. Loeffler: I came into politics only a month ago, like you said. And eight weeks ago, I was running a company in the private sector.

Loeffler may not have taken office before 2020, but she’s been doling out campaign contributions to politicians for years, in addition to her firm’s extensive history with Washington influence peddling, spending $17 million on lobbying since 2002. No matter what she says, Loeffler can’t hide the Washington track record she’s been building for years.

“Georgia voters aren’t buying Kelly Loeffler’s attempts to paint herself as a political newcomer — her long history as a ‘political mega-donor’ and her firm’s involvement in Washington influence peddling speaks for itself,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “With millions expected to hit the airwaves in this intraparty showdown, Loeffler will continue to struggle to define herself as she faces a nasty, protracted brawl to keep the seat she bought.” 


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