ATLANTA — Today, unelected “political mega-donor” Kelly Loeffler was unable to buy herself a speaking slot at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), like she did her temporary Senate appointment, and instead was forced to watch as her opponent, top Trump ally Congressman Doug Collins, delivered remarks at the latest site of their ongoing intraparty feud.
Loeffler and Collins’ “ugly face-off” has been “dialed up to an 11” in recent days as a new outside group prepares to launch new attacks on Collins, while Loeffler continues to struggle with her own out-of-touch behavior. Most recently, she was caught pretending to be a hunter in a new ad despite not having a Georgia hunting license, followed by the revelation that she bought herself a secretive private jet to hop between Washington and campaign events. Loeffler’s allies are now “playing hardball” in an attempt to “undermine” Collins’ campaign further as she struggles to define herself with voters, with Washington Republicans even launching digital attack ads on Collins within the convention hall.
With conservatives divided and each candidate jockeying over a narrow right-wing base, Loeffler’s CPAC snub in favor of ultraconservative Collins is just the latest sign that the “bitter Republican showdown” is still far from over, providing “an opening for Democrats” in Georgia.
“No matter where they go, Kelly Loeffler and Doug Collins are still locked in a petty and destructive grudge match that puts Republicans in a lose-lose position ahead of November,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “While Republicans waste time jockeying over a narrow base of DC conservative activists, Georgia Democrats are ready to focus on the real issues that matter to Georgia families.”
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