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Loeffler: Unless Georgia GOP can counteract Stacey Abrams, 'it won't matter who runs for office'

Abrams has been organizing powerhouse in state since losing governor's race.

Updated: March 20, 2021 - 9:37pm

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Former Sen. Kelly Loeffler warned fellow Georgia Republicans this week that any efforts to run in the state would be futile so long as they fails to counteract activist Stacey Abrams' get-out-the-vote efforts that delivered the state to fellow Democrat Joe Biden in November. 

After losing the race for Georgia governor in 2018, Abrams went on a determined crusade to register and energize huge portions of the state's Democratic base. In addition to flipping the state for Biden in the 2020 election, Abrams' efforts also help send two Democratic senators to Capitol Hill this year, throwing control of the Senate to Democrats.

Loeffler, who was one of the two Republican candidates defeated in those races, said in an interview with the Washington Times that Abrams' voter drive group, Fair Fight, is an effective block against GOP candidates in Georgia. She in turn is spearheading an effort called Greater Georgia.. 

"Greater Georgia's about the reality that if we don't take steps to shore up the state's ability to grow the conservative tent in the same way that Fair Fight has grown the liberal tent, it won't matter who runs for office," she said. "The numbers will go against us." 

Abrams, who over the past two-and-a-half years has spread numerous conspiracy theories about her 2018 gubernatorial loss, has signaled her intent to continue registering voters and funding Democratic candidates in Georgia and elsewhere. 

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