Deal backs Collins at “private fundraiser,” throwing fuel on an already raging intraparty fire by declaring that the seat “cannot be bought”
ATLANTA — Yesterday, former Governor Nathan Deal became the latest GOP official “breaking ranks” to support top Trump ally Congressman Doug Collins, slamming unelected “political mega-donor” Senator Kelly Loeffler and claiming, “A Senate seat representing the state of Georgia cannot be bought.”
Deal’s endorsement represents a new escalation in “the brutal Collins-Loeffler fight” which “has sharply divided Georgia Republicans” at a time when they can least afford it. Loeffler has responded with a scorched earth campaign dumping millions on Georgia’s airwaves slamming Collins and racing as far to the right as possible. Collins has countered with his own bitter tactics, slamming Loeffler’s team as “vile and unpleasant,” further dividing Republicans ahead of the November election.
“Governor Nathan Deal’s endorsement today shows that Republicans are still hopelessly divided just weeks before the November election — and that their inflamed intraparty tensions show no signs of ending soon,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “But while Georgia Republicans are busy waging a self-destructive intraparty fight, Georgia Democrats are continuing to focus on real issues, like health care, that matter to Georgia voters.”
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