Loeffler, Collins battle for the base as both candidates face “an energized Democratic electorate” in battleground Georgia
ATLANTA — Georgia Republicans’ troubles aren’t ending anytime soon. After Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black yesterday became the latest statewide elected official “breaking ranks” with unelected “political mega-donor” Senator Kelly Loeffler to support top Trump ally Congressman Doug Collins, the GOP’s “inner-party wrangling” keeps ramping up with a new New York Times report today outlining the “uneasy relationship” within the Georgia GOP.
As Loeffler has continued to lose support while Collins keeps lurching as far right as possible, both Republicans have grown increasingly out of touch with Georgia voters. Both Collins and Loeffler are now trailing Democratic candidates in head-to-head match-ups as political experts move the race in Democrats’ favor. And the Trump campaign and the NRSC are already buying up early ad time as polls and ratings changes show “warning signs” that President Donald Trump is falling behind former Vice President Joe Biden. Now, with each candidate “facing an energized Democratic electorate” alongside their scorched-earth campaigns, it’s clear that Georgia Republicans are looking at a rough road ahead in 2020.
Read the highlights about Georgia Republicans’ “uneasy relationship” in this election: