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Loeffler’s week went from bad to worse as new revelations emerged about her growing scandals while she continues to hemorrhage GOP support
ATLANTA — It’s been another disastrous week full of new scandal revelations and desperate PR stunts for unelected “political mega-donor” Senator Kelly Loeffler — and another subsequent round of bad coverage.
After beginning her week with her latest desperate attempt to distract from her stock trading scandal by setting $4 million on fire with a new ad campaign, news broke that Loeffler hadn’t even followed through on her last damage control promise to sell-off her individual stock holdings. Instead, she held on up to $25 million worth of stock in her former employer, ICE.
But that wasn’t all: a bombshell NYT report revealed that Loeffler got a “lucrative parting gift” from ICE — whose regulator she now works to oversee in Congress. The fall-out from this revelation became so overwhelming that Loeffler resigned from the subcommittee — but not the full committee — with “direct jurisdiction” over ICE’s industry in yet another desperate attempt at damage control. But Loeffler still won’t answer whether she asked to be appointed to the committee that is “an overseer of the overseers of the company that made her rich” in the first place.
And of course, no week would be complete without another GOP defection from Loeffler’s flailing campaign. This week, former Congresswoman Karen Handel became the latest GOP official to “break ranks” and support Loeffler’s opponent, top Trump ally Congressman Doug Collins. Handel’s support marks yet another setback for Loeffler that only adds to this blunt analysis from the AJC: “One by one, Kelly Loeffler’s advantages are disappearing.”
Read the coverage Loeffler’s facing after another rough week:
NYT: Loeffler Got Lucrative Parting Gift From Public Company en Route to the Senate
POLITICO: Loeffler recuses herself from Agriculture panel, distancing herself from stocks issue
Roll Call: Loeffler still owns millions in individual company stock
AJC: Karen Handel backs Doug Collins’ bid for US Senate
AJC: The Jolt: One by one, Kelly Loeffler’s advantages are disappearing
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