After Loeffler’s “lesson in how not to manage a crisis,” Collins gains new allies against Loeffler’s millions in brutal and expensive GOP fight
ATLANTA — Unelected “political mega-donor” Senator Kelly Loeffler had yet another rough week in her struggling campaign. After her failed attempts at damage control became a “lesson in how not to manage a crisis,” her opponent, top Trump ally Congressman Doug Collins, continues to pick up endorsements as a new dark money group enters the fray in this “brutal Republican-on-Republican fight” which has already “divided state Republicans.”
Loeffler’s week began with Congressman Drew Ferguson and a major pro-Trump super PAC — whose chairman already attacked “Loeffler’s corruption” in an Augusta Chronicle op-ed — “breaking ranks” to endorse Collins. Now, a new dark money group promising to “anonymously bring down Kelly Loeffler” has entered the fight with “plans for a larger and more aggressive media operation” — coming just after outside conservative groups backing Loeffler have gone dark in Georgia.
But that’s not all: a former member of Governor Brian Kemp’s administration also broke with “the governor’s hand-picked choice” today to back Collins over Loeffler, the latest sign that Loeffler’s scandal has only poured fuel on a raging intraparty fire. With Loeffler now at a “distinct disadvantage” following her disastrous handling of her scandal, Republican leaders have even more reason to worry about “down-ticket damage” this November as the GOP gets ready to enter the next brutal phase of their intraparty battle.
Read the latest coverage from this week on the GOP’s growing intraparty brawl:
Cook Political Report: Georgia Senate Special: Loeffler Support Softens
Open Secrets: GOP infighting ensues for Georgia Senate seat
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