As the GOP continues to descend into “an all-out Republican feud” as part of their expensive and bitter intraparty battle, Cook Political Report increases Democrats’ odds of taking the seat
ATLANTA — Today, after a bruising week for the Georgia GOP as they entered into a “bitter Republican-on-Republican fight,” the Cook Political Report responded by moving the contest closer toward Democrats.
“Political mega-donor” and temporary senator Kelly Loeffler and ultraconservative Congressman Doug Collins are preparing to enter a brutal multimillion-dollar battle as the state GOP continues to fracture, causing “a Republican Party rift that is poised to put Georgia in play for Democrats.” After Republicans already admitted that this “intraparty battle” could cause them to lose this seat, Cook’s newest ratings change is the latest evidence that the GOP’s upcoming “brawl” will be devastating for their candidates ahead of November.
“Republicans’ nightmare scenario continues to get worse, and this ratings change shows that the GOP is headed for a bitter and expensive fight at a time when they can least afford it,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “While Kelly Loeffler and Doug Collins ramp up their multimillion-dollar slugfest and ignore independent voters to chase after a narrow right-wing base, Georgia Democrats are ready to fight for Georgians and their priorities.”
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