GOP officials speculate about Loeffler leaving the race as they worry her growing problems could “spread like…poison ivy” and wreck Republican chances down the ballot
ATLANTA — Unelected “political mega-donor” Senator Kelly Loeffler’s continuing “lesson in how not to manage a crisis” just took another major hit as a new McClatchy report breaks down how her attempts at a “reset” have fallen apart — and led to further Republican worries about having Loeffler on the ticket in November.
With the FBI’s warrant for Senator Richard Burr now putting “new pressure” on Loeffler — who still refuses to say if the FBI has been in contact with her or asked her to turn over documents — Republican officials are now openly speculating if Loeffler should leave the race entirely. She’s become so toxic that one former GOP congressman even compared her to “poison ivy,” worrying her scandals could “spread” and “start getting on other people.” Another GOP strategist noted that down-ticket candidates are “nervous as hell” about Loeffler remaining on the ballot.
With Loeffler facing “limited options” as she plans to go nuclear against intraparty rival Rep. Doug Collins and political experts already downgrading the GOP’s chances in the race, it’s once again becoming clear that the only winner emerging from Republicans’ disastrous intraparty Senate brawl are Georgia Democrats.
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