With conservative challengers still threatening a “months-long civil war,” new analysis lays out risks for Loeffler as she struggles to establish herself with Georgia voters
ATLANTA — New analysis this weekend of the Georgia Senate special election laid out the myriad challenges facing “political mega-donor” Kelly Loeffler following her rocky first week, as conservative opponents continue to circle — risking a “months-long civil war” after Loeffler fails to heal “cracks” left in the GOP by her own appointment.
The “GOP firestorm” that erupted after Loeffler used a promise of funneling $20 million into the campaign to buy herself a temporary appointment continues unfolding after new polling showed just how vulnerable Loeffler is. In addition to being underwater with critical independent voters in Georgia, Loeffler loses head-to-head matchups against Collins with Republican voters, putting her in a dangerously weak position. One former GOP member of Congress even admitted that Collins “would crush [Loeffler] in a primary today.”
Now, still “under scrutiny” for her “‘minefield’ of potential ethical issues” that include numerous ethical conflicts related to her business interests — which have already spent $17 million on Washington lobbying since 2002 — Loeffler is damaged heading into 2020, where she’s likely to remain “a target” from all sides.