A still from a Kelly Loeffler ad.

Georgia Senate: Collins targets Loeffler in new hunting spoof

U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler recently posted a picture of herself in a camo blouse and orange safety vest, with a shotgun over one shoulder. One of her critics quickly discovered she couldn’t have been using the weaponry to hunt.

The Republican incumbent doesn’t have a Georgia hunting license, according to an Open Records Act request obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 

The request was filed by American Bridge, a left-leaning group that’s working to unseat the financial executive -- even as she attempts to boost her conservative credentials and fend off a challenge from Republican U.S. Rep. Doug Collins. 

Zach Hudson, a spokesman for American Bridge, said she’s “trying to portray herself as a hunter when the record shows she’s never even had a hunting license.” 

Loeffler’s campaign declined to comment. Collins, meanwhile, eagerly chimed in.

By the end of the day, his campaign posted a digital ad that mocked her hunting attire and ribbed her over the nearly $90 fine for hunting without a license.

Insider’s note: This item was ripped and expanded from the Daily Jolt.

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Greg Bluestein
Greg Bluestein
Greg Bluestein is a political reporter who covers the governor's office and state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.