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BREAKING: Kemp to Appoint WNBA Team Owner, Romney Super Donor Kelly Loeffler to Senate – Report

Kennesaw, Georgia — News is breaking this afternoon that Georgia Republican Brian Kemp will appoint WNBA team owner Kelly Loeffler to replace retiring Republican Senator Johnny Isakson in the U.S. Senate.

According to Georgia law, Loeffler would then have to face re-election in a so-called “jungle primary” next November with both Republicans and Democrats on the ballot.

If no candidate gets 50%, the race would then be between the top two finishers.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Kemp could name Loeffler to the Senate as early as next week:

Gov. Brian Kemp plans to tap financial executive Kelly Loeffler for a U.S. Senate seat next week as he pushes to expand the Georgia GOP’s appeal to women who have fled the party in recent years. 

The appointment would defy President Donald Trump and other Republican leaders who have repeatedly urged the governor to appoint U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, a four-term congressman who is one of the president’s staunchest defenders in Washington. 

It would end months of jockeying for the seat to be vacated by Republican Johnny Isakson, who is stepping down at year’s end because of health issues. Loeffler would be the second woman in Georgia history to serve in the U.S. Senate.

Loeffler, who has a history of donating to both Democrats and Republicans, has drawn the focus of Republicans in Georgia who don’t believe she is solidly pro-Second Amendment or pro-life.

This newsletter reported earlier this week that Ms. Loeffler has donated thousands of dollars to left-wing, anti-gun Democrats:

Loeffler donated to:
Jim Marshall (D): $1,000

Loeffler donated to:
David Scott (D): $2,000
Tom Harkin (D): $2,000

Loeffler donated to:
Bob Etheridge (D): $500
John Barrow (D): $500

Loeffler donated to:
Chris Dodd (D): $2,000

Loeffler donated to:
Debbie Stabenow (D): $2,000

After running on a no compromise Second Amendment platform in 2018, now Governor Kemp did not support any pro-gun legislation in 2019 after promising in writing to gun owners that he would.

You can see his signed survey here.

The uniqueness of the situation at hand is that Ms. Loeffler does not have to be vetted publicly before being appointed to the Senate.  The governor has the right to appoint.  That is Georgia state law.

However, with our Second Amendment rights hanging in the balance in recent years, gun owners should rightly throw up a red flag when there is simply no public information known about Ms. Loeffler’s stance on key Second Amendment issues.

Just saying “I’m pro-Second Amendment” isn’t good enough.  Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton both said that.

Gun owners want depth, because legislation is ready to go in the U.S. Senate that could greatly curtail our Second Amendment rights, but is pushed by the fake news and supported by corporate America, from where Ms. Loeffler comes, as “common sense.”

If Ms. Loeffler is in fact the new U.S. Senator from Georgia, gun owners should expect the only take no prisoners Second Amendment organization in Georgia, Georgia Gun Owners, to get Ms. Loeffler on record before the November 2020 jungle primary.

As soon as this pick is confirmed, we’ll be sure to keep everyone updated on the latest developments.

 

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