As both race for Trump's support – he's so far stayed on the sidelines – they're also trying to lock up other party figures and outside groups who could bolster their campaigns.
Backed by Gov. Brian Kemp, Loeffler has also been endorsed by Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, the Georgia Life Alliance and Club for Growth, an anti-tax group that has already unleashed two attack ads.
Among Collins’ supporters is House Speaker David Ralston, who engineered an attempt to force a primary vote that could have helped the congressman. Huckabee gives him another ally to promote his message on the campaign trail.
“It’s not just that he says the right things. Doug Collins does the right things because he truly believes in the right things,” said Huckabee, who added he has “nothing against” Loeffler but that he saw the congressman as someone who has “led the charge” in Washington for conservative values.
“With President Trump proving that fighting back against the D.C. swamp works, we need more senators who aren’t afraid to go where angels fear to tread to stand for us and with us,” he said. “Doug Collins is tested, proven and consistent. And I’m proud to support him.”
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