“Kelly Loeffler pretends she’s one of us, but this billionaire is only about cashing in. Days before the pandemic, Loeffler attended a secret briefing about China and the coronavirus pandemic. Then failed to warn us,” the narrator in the spot says. “Instead, she dumped millions in stock before the economy crashed. We lost our jobs, but Loeffler stayed rich.”
After receiving a private briefing on Covid-19 earlier this year, Loeffler sold millions in stock holdings, according to the Daily Beast. The Department of Justice investigated the trades, but there were no criminal charges.
“When they attack me for a lie — a left-wing media lie conspired with the Democrats by — this is an attack on every single Georgian who gets up every day to work hard,” Loeffler said this week during a debate, where she dodged a question over whether congressional members should be barred from trading stocks.
The Voter Protection Project is seeking to tamp down support for Loeffler among Republicans and right-leaning independents with its spot. It is running on Fox News in a handful of media markets throughout the state.
“We still think there’s disillusioned Republicans,” said Matt Liebman, president of the Voter Protection Project. “With everything going on, Trump not conceding the election, I get there will be Republicans incredibly fired up thinking that the election’s rigged. But there’s also a lot of people out there who want this madness to stop.”
The PAC is also planning to air a negative digital ad targeting Republican Sen. David Perdue, Ossoff’s opponent. It said its direct mail will be aimed at a half-million voters of color, specifically.
Joe Biden became the first Democratic presidential candidate to win Georgia since 1992 in large part because of a massive boost from the racially diverse and left-leaning suburbs surrounding Atlanta.
If Republicans win one of the Georgia races, they will maintain the majority in the Senate. If Democrats take back both seats, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be in the position to cast tie-breaking votes in the 50-50 Senate, giving the party control of the chamber.