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Loeffler releases new ad targeting Sanders's 'socialism'

Loeffler releases new ad targeting Sanders's 'socialism'
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Sen. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerDemocrats make gains in Georgia Senate races: poll Senate Republicans offer constitutional amendment to block Supreme Court packing Perdue's rival raises nearly M after senator mispronounces Kamala Harris's name MORE (R-Ga.) is targeting Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOcasio-Cortez rolls out Twitch channel to urge voting Calls grow for Democrats to ramp up spending in Texas The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Goldman Sachs - Tipping point week for Trump, Biden, Congress, voters MORE (I-Vt.) over his “socialism” in a new ad for her senate campaign. 

The ad starts by illustrating the Georgia Republican is achieving the “American dream” by breaking glass ceilings and becoming “one of America’s leading businesswomen.” 

Loeffler then directly swipes at Sanders, ending the ad saying that she approves this message because “I believe in America, that Bernie Sanders’s radical ideas are dangerous and that socialism risks everything that makes us great.” 

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The 30-second TV ad was first reported by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Loeffler was appointed to the seat last year to fill the position vacated by former Sen. Johnny IsaksonJohnny IsaksonQAnon-promoter Marjorie Taylor Greene endorses Kelly Loeffler in Georgia Senate bid Biden up by 7 points in Georgia: survey Loeffler tweets edited video showing Trump taking down coronavirus in wrestling match MORE (R-Ga.). 

She’s facing a primary challenge from vocal President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden holds massive cash advantage over Trump ahead of Election Day Tax records show Trump maintains a Chinese bank account: NYT Trump plays video of Biden, Harris talking about fracking at Pennsylvania rally MORE defender Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsDemocrats make gains in Georgia Senate races: poll Perdue's rival raises nearly M after senator mispronounces Kamala Harris's name Jordan vows to back McCarthy as leader even if House loses more GOP seats MORE (R-Ga.). Several Democrats have also launched campaigns to fill the seat. 

Loeffler is not the only Republican candidate looking to hit Sanders during the campaign; Sen. Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyCunningham, Tillis locked in tight race in North Carolina: poll Senate Republicans offer constitutional amendment to block Supreme Court packing Biden and Schumer face battles with left if Democrats win big MORE (R-Ariz.) recently released an ad trying to tie her Democratic opponent Mark Kelly to the divisive presidential candidate. 

Republicans have been quick to cast doubt on Sanders, who identifies as a democratic socialist, as he surges in polls and leads the primary field after wins in Nevada and New Hampshire. 

He faced an onslaught of criticism Monday, even from members of his own party, after comments he made about Fidel Castro’s Cuba during a “60 Minutes” interview. He said “it’s unfair to simply say everything is bad” under the late Cuban leader’s rule. 

The Sanders campaign defended his comments, claiming he echoed remarks former President Obama has made.