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The “all-out Republican feud” heats up as Washington Republicans panic that Georgia is “one of their two biggest vulnerabilities”
ATLANTA — This week, top Trump ally Congressman Doug Collins refused to back down in his expensive and bitter intraparty feud with “political mega-donor” and temporary senator Kelly Loeffler, while new stories broke showing just how out-of-touch Loeffler is with Georgia voters.
Loeffler started the week reeling from the embarrassing discovery that despite portraying herself as a hunter in a new ad only days before, she doesn’t actually have a Georgia hunting license. The reveal followed attacks by Collins that Loeffler was a “pretend farmer,” which her out-of-state allies fired back on with millions in new ads slamming Collins on Georgia’s airwaves.
Now, still struggling to define herself with Georgia voters and immersed in a “fierce melee” with Collins that likely “jeopardized the party’s chances” in Georgia, a new AJC report revealed yesterday that Loeffler has a secretive private jet to hop around DC and Georgia — even for an 18-minute flight between Atlanta and Macon. Loeffler even went as far as to charter her jet under a service promising “anonymity” in a bid to hide her luxury purchase from Georgia voters.
Given Loeffler’s continual missteps seemingly coming every week, it’s no surprise that Collins preemptively turned down a potential offer from the White House today to abandon the Senate race, instead slamming Loeffler as “a very rich but very flawed candidate” and claiming with her the GOP “would lose this Senate seat.”
Read the latest on the GOP’s intraparty brawl this week:
AJC: Loeffler jet a Georgia campaign trail asset, but also fuel for critics
AJC: GOP senator who posed in hunting gear in ad doesn’t have a hunting license
AJC: Collins won’t accept Trump’s intel post, vows to stay in Georgia Senate race
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