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Sen. Kelly Loeffler, RT-Ga., speaks during a re-election campaign rally Monday, March 9, 2020, in Marietta, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Ad from Georgia Sen. Loeffler rebuts stock-trading criticism

May. 4, 2020 5:16 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia is launching a $4 million statewide ad campaign that seeks to rebut criticism of stock transactions she made amid the coronavirus pandemic, as she faces stiff competition in a November special election. Loeffler’s campaign announced new...

President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump's criticism adds to tough choices in Georgia reopening

Apr. 23, 2020 9:08 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump's blunt disapproval of Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp's decision to let certain businesses reopen in limited ways is only complicating the decisions of many owners, workers and customers amid the coronavirus pandemic. Hair stylist Shannon Stafford said Thursday that she was...

Congressman Doug Collins, R-Ga., speaks to reporters at the Georgia state capital in Atlanta after signing in to qualify for state and federal offices, Monday, March 2, 2020. Georgia's political season kicks into high gear Monday as qualifying for state and federal offices begins. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

National super PAC backs Collins in Georgia Senate race

Apr. 15, 2020 8:26 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A national political fundraising committee endorsed Rep. Doug Collins’ bid Wednesday to unseat his fellow Georgia Republican, Sen. Kelly Loeffler, in a November special election. The endorsement from Great America PAC comes after the recently appointed Loeffler faced scrutiny over...

Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., waits to speak during a television interview on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, March 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Loeffler's self-funding buoys her money total in Senate race

Apr. 15, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Newly appointed U.S. Sen Kelly Loeffler is living up to her promise to self-fund her campaign, while the Republican's challengers raise millions in advance of a November special election. Meanwhile, first-term GOP incumbent David Perdue continues to amass a mountain of cash as Democrats...

Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., waits to speak during a television interview on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, March 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Sen. Loeffler to sell stock holdings after trading scrutiny

Apr. 8, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia said Wednesday that she will liquidate her stock portfolio and move the money to investment funds after coming under scrutiny for transactions she and her husband made just before the coronavirus sent markets reeling. Loeffler and her husband...