The “nasty GOP fight” in Georgia’s special Senate election continues to escalate, as Washington Republicans ramp up their campaign attacking Trump ally Congressman Doug Collins. As these two deeply flawed candidates race to the right and alienate critical independent voters in the process, Republicans are panicking and warning that this “raging intraparty fight” is making Georgia “one of their… biggest vulnerabilities” in 2020.
Over the weekend, political mega-donor and temporary Senator Kelly Loeffler drew front-page scrutiny from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for the “super-swampy” ethical conflicts that have come to define her short time in Washington. Now, former Arkansas Governor and GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee announced he has endorsed Collins while dinging Loeffler’s conservative bona fides. And as fears grow that a messy special election could “undercut his ability to secure an outright win,” Senator David Perdue is parsing his words and declining to directly endorse his current Senate colleague Loeffler — making clear the extent to which the GOP is worried this “family fight” will “hurt the party’s prospects” in November.
Get the latest on the nasty GOP battle “forcing Republicans to choose sides” in the Georgia Senate race:
Wall Street Journal: GOP Fight Over Georgia Senate Seat Intensifies
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Huckabee endorses Doug Collins in Georgia Senate race
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