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Loeffler’s “embarrassing” response to Ralston endorsement costs her support as Collins struggles to keep up under wave of negative attacks
ATLANTA — After House Speaker David Ralston kicked off another round of messy GOP infighting last week by endorsing top Trump ally Congressman Doug Collins over unelected “political mega-donor” Senator Kelly Loeffler, today Georgia Republicans continued to fracture between each candidate at a time when they can least afford it.
Both GOP contenders rolled out their own dueling slates of endorsements today, but Loeffler suffered the further humiliation of losing supporters to Collins after her “embarrassing” response to Ralston’s endorsement potentially spurred several GOP figures to switch sides in the party’s brutal internecine battle.
Meanwhile, as Collins’ campaign slammed Loeffler’s team as “vile and unpleasant,” the incumbent senator is continuing her scorched earth tactics as she dumps millions on Georgia’s airwaves slamming Collins and attempting to buy her Senate seat once again. And with each side escalating their toxic and bitter feud, both Collins and Loeffler are trailing Democrats in head-to-head match-ups as political experts have responded by moving the race away from the GOP.
“This divisive infighting is everything Republicans wanted to avoid ahead of November, but it’s what each of their weak candidates are stuck with in the final months of the general election,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “With Senator Kelly Loeffler ’embarrassing’ members of her own party and Congressman Doug Collins buried under a mountain of negative ad spending, it’s become clear that Democrats are the only winner in this disastrous feud for the GOP.”
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