Senate Leadership Fund Hits Collins: 'Criminal's Friend,' 'Conservative's Nightmare'

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Posted: Mar 03, 2020 2:35 PM
Senate Leadership Fund Hits Collins: 'Criminal's Friend,' 'Conservative's Nightmare'

Source: AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana

Georgia’s contested Senate race, which is not a primary, continues to heat up. Sitting Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), who was appointed to by Gov. Brain Kemp (R-GA) when former Sen. Jonny Isackson (R-GA) retired, is challenged by Rep. Doug Collins. The race has drawn a lot of national attention, and establishment Republicans are standing firm behind Sen. Loeffler. Both qualified to run for the seat on Monday:

Senate Leadership Fund (SLF), an independent Super PAC dedicated to defending the GOP Senate majority, released a blistering ad against Rep. Collins’ history as a criminal defense attorney, and his stances on criminal justice reform. 

  

The ad paints Collins as a “criminal’s friend,” and a “conservative’s nightmare,” while pointing to violent criminals Collins represented during his tenure as a defense attorney. 

Rep. Collins responded, claiming that SLF is attacking President Trump’s landmark First Step Act:

SLF Communications Director Jack Pandol contends that Rep. Collins' version of the bill is more radical than President Trump's First Step Act:

This Georgia Senate contest continues to heat up.