How Much Does It Cost to Be Trump’s Backup Plan? Ask Kelly Loeffler

August 2, 2021

Failed unelected Senator made $250,000 donation to Trump-affiliated super PAC in May

Herschel Walker is Donald Trump’s number one choice to join Georgia’s Senate race, but it seems failed unelected Senator Kelly Loeffler is still competing for second place. Over the weekend, news broke that Loeffler recently cut a $250,000 check to Make America Great Again Action Inc., a Trump-affiliated super PAC, presumably positioning herself in Trump’s good graces just in case Walker opts out of entering the high-stakes Republican primary.

Loeffler has been mulling the possibility of another run for months, telling CNN that she hadn’t ruled out a 2022 campaign as she met with Minority Leader Mitch McConnell at the U.S. Capitol on June 16 — not long after her $250,000 Trump PAC donation on May 27. The rest of the field isn’t deferring to the former president’s pick either – promising the messy, expensive primary Republicans hoped to avoid. Meanwhile, Walker remains unmoved by the GOP criticism and is “acting like he’s in the driver’s seat,” as Republicans in Washington and Georgia alike continue to panic over their chaotic field. 

“The infighting in Georgia’s Republican Senate primary is growing by the day as Republicans take aim at Trump’s hand-picked candidate Herschel Walker and failed politician Kelly Loeffler angles to become the GOP’s backup plan — courting Mitch McConnell and funneling cash to the former president’s super PAC,” said Dan Gottlieb, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. 

Read more about Republicans’ #GASEN chaos here.

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