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An internal poll shows Georgia Rep. Doug Collins with a substantial lead in the Peach State’s GOP primary for U.S. Senate against Sen. Kelly Loeffler. 

Collins, known for his outspoken defense of President Trump, cemented his reputation by leading the fight against impeachment as one of the House managers.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) appointed Loeffler last December. One month later, she attended a closed-door briefing as a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee on the emerging COVID-19 outbreak. According to public financial transaction disclosures, she then dumped millions in stock, including shares in retail and travel companies, and bought shares in telecommuting software and Dupont, which manufactures medical supplies.

The reports have to lead to sharp criticism and allegations of insider trading by multiple United States senators. Loeffler has denied any wrongdoing.

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The Hill’s John Bowden has more:

A Battleground Connect survey, which was conducted internally for the Collins campaign and first reported by Politico, revealed that 36 percent of likely voters support Collins, who has represented the 9th District in Georgia since 2013, for the Senate seat currently held by Loeffler, who was appointed by Gov. Brian Kemp (R) following the resignation of former Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) late last year over health issues. 

Loeffler, with 13 percent support in the poll, currently trails both Collins and a Democratic opponent, pastor Raphael Warnock of the Ebenezer Baptist Church, who registered support from 16 percent of voters.

Matt Lieberman, a Democrat and the son of former Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), came in fourth place in the poll, sitting at 11 percent. No other candidate registered double-digit support in the survey.

The Battleground Connect survey contacted 1,035 likely voters between March 31 and April 1. The poll has a margin of error of 3.01 percentage points.

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Sirdirkfan
Sirdirkfan
9 months ago

Loeffler is an Insider Trader, a treasonous vicious creep and should’ve never been sent to the Senate from South Carolina or anywhere else. – How COULD Nikki Haley support that thing !!!
That rich plantation owner, Senator Clyburn, won’t stand for Doug’s high marks even if it is two Republicans involved against one another and Nance the Ripper Pelosi is giving that charlatan full rein over anything he can do to harm Republicans so Doug Collins is in need of round the clock protection, by Trump’s team of Blackwater who protect him as well as the Secret Service we citizens pay for.

Hominus Logicus
Hominus Logicus
9 months ago
Reply to  Sirdirkfan

Permit me to guess, Sirdickfan, you are a either an Anarchist, Socialist, Paid Democrat, Communist, LGBTQ member, Racist, or just someone who would exculpate Hillary and the entire Clinton Crime Family, the Biden Institute of Mental Defectives, and every millionaire Democrat who just did the same thing.

Nevertheless, Loeffler smells very bad for having profited so ostentatiously.

gary h byrd
gary h byrd
9 months ago

just Vote Trump in 2020 we can’t let the communist democrats take over our government

Masterblaster
Masterblaster
9 months ago
Reply to  Sirdirkfan

Sirdirkfan, are you being facetious, or do you truly not know that a Senator from GA is not representing SC? Also SC’s Nikki Haley is not involved in the GA race, nor is Jim Clyburn a senator from GA. On second thought, you’re so off-base you MUST be joking…

MS
MS
9 months ago
Reply to  Sirdirkfan

Georgia, so Gov. Kemp, not Gov. Haley.

Dickhead
Dickhead
9 months ago
Reply to  Sirdirkfan

Hey, dumbshit, Loeffler is from Georgia not South Carolina.

Helga
9 months ago
Reply to  Sirdirkfan

You are just putting out this rratonal BS to see who will notice! Well, we noticed that you are a lying POS!

John Skoufis
John Skoufis
9 months ago
Reply to  Sirdirkfan

Stupidity has no limits, just when you think it can get no higher along comes someone like you to prove me wrong. I think the other commentators covered this good enough.

Doc Rod
Doc Rod
9 months ago

Sirdirkfan, are you getting treatment for your paranoid delusions?

Internal polls don’t mean anything.

Mike W
Mike W
9 months ago

Politicians in D.C. have benefitted from insider trading for decades. It is ILLEGAL for US but as usual they gave themselves an exemption from the laws that we are supposed to obey. As someone said a few years back when these politicians were ranting about Trump’s tax returns.

“I am less concerned about the tax returns of a billionaire who became a politician than I am about the tax returns of a politician who became a millionaire.”

Ric Parks
Ric Parks
9 months ago
Reply to  Mike W

You’re reading my mind. I was about to send in a comment stating the same things. Not only insider trading going on, but Government contract favoritism as well. The Washongton swamp is deep, wide and stinks to high Heaven!