Sen. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerKoch-backed group launches ad campaign to support four vulnerable GOP senators Jon Ossoff to challenge David Perdue after winning Georgia Democratic primary Candidates headed to runoffs in Georgia House race to replace Doug Collins MORE’s (R-Ga.) Senate campaign is putting six figures behind a new digital ad casting Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsKoch-backed group launches ad campaign to support four vulnerable GOP senators Jon Ossoff to challenge David Perdue after winning Georgia Democratic primary The Hill’s Campaign Report: Bad polling data is piling up for Trump MORE (R-Ga.) as a “career politician” and linking him to prominent Democrats as the primary heats up between the two Republicans in a race that also includes several viable Democratic contenders.
“A typical career politician who says one thing and does another, who opposes term limits, who supported millions for Common Core and millions more for Sanctuary Cities and politically correct restrictions on our Second Amendment Rights,” the narrator in the ad states. “That’s typical politician Doug Collins. Doug Collins is just not who you think he is.”
The ad plays over pictures of former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.) and Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names Black lawmakers unveil bill to remove Confederate statues from Capitol Pelosi: Georgia primary ‘disgrace’ could preview an election debacle in November MORE (D-Calif.). It closes with a picture of Collins embracing former Georgia state House Rep. Stacey Abrams (D-Ga.), who is a top contender to be Biden’s running mate in November.
The ad comes as polls show Loeffler in a tough election fight with Collins and Democrats Matt Lieberman and Raphael Warnock.
A recent Public Opinion Strategies poll found Collins leading the field with 19 percent, followed by Loeffler at 18 percent, Lieberman at 17 percent and Warnock at 9 percent.
The top two finishers in the primary, regardless of party, will go head-to-head in January if one candidate does not win a majority in November.
Loeffler was appointed to the Senate last year by Gov. Brian Kemp (R) to replace former Sen. Johnny IsaksonJohnny IsaksonJon Ossoff to challenge David Perdue after winning Georgia Democratic primary Candidates headed to runoffs in Georgia House race to replace Doug Collins Justice Department closing stock investigations into Loeffler, Inhofe, Feinstein MORE (R), who stepped down for health reasons.
President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE had wanted Kemp to appoint Collins to the Senate — a dynamic Collins has sought to exploit in his own attack ads against Loeffler.
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In a recent ad, Collins’s campaign swiped at Loeffler for donating nearly $1 million to Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyMilley discussed resigning from post after Trump photo-op: report Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names Attorney says 75-year-old man shoved by Buffalo police suffered brain injury MORE (R-Utah) when he was the GOP presidential candidate in 2012. Loeffler gave “NOTHING” to Trump’s campaign in 2016, Collins tweeted.
“Loeffler’s big money talks: but it was silent for Donald Trump,” Collins said.
New York Stock Exchange CEO Jeff Sprecher, who is married to Loeffler, donated $1 million last month to America First Action, the largest outside group supporting Trump’s reelection.