A new Wall Street Journal report details growing concerns among Georgia Republicans that their intra-party feuding this month “could hurt key Senate runoffs” and “cause long-term damage.” The Republican Party is “beset with infighting” as President Trump has spent the past few days “attacking top Georgia Republicans.” Under pressure from their party leadership in Washington, Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue joined in and leveled unfounded claims against GOP election administrators.
Now state GOP leaders are grappling with “the internal strains” as they try to rally support for two weak, flawed incumbents in January’s runoff. One former Republican state representative bluntly acknowledged that “this could really go off the rails,” while former Senator Saxby Chambliss admitted the party infighting needed to die down because Republicans face a “competitive” runoff election. And while Republicans are grappling with messy infighting in their own ranks, Democrats are united and traveling the state to mobilize voters across Georgia to send new leadership to the Senate.
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