Koch Network Super PAC Jumps into Georgia to Bail Out Perdue’s Struggling Campaign

November 22, 2019

After a week of bad news for the vulnerable GOP incumbent, out-of-state money begins pouring in to Georgia

ATLANTA — Today, following a week full of troubling news for Senator David Perdue including a new poll highlighting his vulnerability, a Koch network Super PAC is jumping into Georgia to reward Perdue for his votes to defend junk insurance plans that can refuse to cover pre-existing conditions and supporting the GOP’s corporate tax giveaway.

From the AJC:

“The conservative Americans for Prosperity Action group has launched a digital ad urging Republicans to ‘support another successful term’ for Perdue. The ad will run on Facebook and Google starting Friday.”

The announcement comes after a new poll this week shows Perdue’s race essentially tied against Democrats– and newly released rankings by Politico earlier this week listing Georgia as a key competitive Senate race to watch. This special interest-backed early ad campaign is just the latest sign of how vulnerable Perdue remains in 2020.

“Given Senator Perdue’s reckless votes in favor of gutting protections for Georgians with pre-existing conditions and backing a massive tax handout to big corporations and the wealthiest 1%, it’s no surprise Koch-aligned groups are ready to jump in to prop up his campaign,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Instead of focusing on fighting for Georgians, Perdue would rather fight to get as much out-of-state backing as he can from billionaire-backed Super PACs.”

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