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Former Georgia GOP Senator Loeffler says grassroots can be the GOP ticket to success in elections

'If we can't win the funding game, we can win on the ground,' Loeffler said

Published: January 30, 2023 11:54am

Updated: January 30, 2023 2:47pm

Former Georgia GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler says that if the GOP can't out raise the Democrats during campaign season, their best bet is to win on the ground. 

"If we can't win the funding game, we can win on the ground," Loeffler says on the John Solomon Reports podcast airing Monday. "That's why it's so vital that we organize. We have to become activists and organizers."

To that end, Loeffler, has created Greater Georgia is a political organization that works to get Georgia residents registered to vote, supports strengthening election transparency, and talks to under-reached communities to get members engaged in the political process.

"I really dedicated my Senate campaign and my infrastructure to the entire state of Georgia and just said, 'We have to make sure that we're mobilizing for local candidates, statewide candidates, and that Georgians voices can be heard,' " Loeffler said. "So I built Greater Georgia literally the month after I got out of the Senate." 

Loeffler was appointed in 2019 to serve out the term of retiring GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson, and lost reelection to now-Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock in a runoff in the 2020 elections.

"Here in Georgia our Senate candidate Herschel Walker was out raised by $100 million," said Loeffler. "He had $100 million in character assassination ads dumped on his head. Our governor, Brian Kemp, who won, was out raised by $35 million."

The former senator expressed the importance of reaching out to different communities and not leave voter registration up to the Democrats. 

"We have to be on the ground every day," Loeffler said. "We conducted over 100 voter registration roundtables to make sure that we were reaching out to diverse communities. We were at Supermercados [supermarket] reaching the Hispanic community, one of the lowest penetrated groups in terms of voters."

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