Roger Stone to campaign for Doug Collins in Georgia on Monday

Roger Stone to campaign for Doug Collins in Georgia on Monday
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Longtime presidential ally and GOP operative Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneTwo alleged Oath Keepers from Roger Stone security detail added to conspiracy indictment Authorities arrest Oath Keeper leader seen with Roger Stone Political land mines await Garland at DOJ MORE will campaign with Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsCollins hits Warnock after All-Star Game pulled: 'Thanks for nothing' High anxiety over Trump in Georgia GOP Five big takeaways on Georgia's new election law MORE in Georgia on Monday in an effort to boost the Republican's Senate bid.

Collins’s appearance with the right-wing provocateur and Trump ally on the eve of Election Day comes as he looks to shore up conservative support in the Peach State.

The GOP lawmaker is locked in a tight race against incumbent Sen. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerGeorgia's top election official looks to shake political drama Collins hits Warnock after All-Star Game pulled: 'Thanks for nothing' High anxiety over Trump in Georgia GOP MORE (R) as well as Democrat Raphael Warnock for a chance to finish Sen. Johnny IsaksonJohnny IsaksonFive big takeaways on Georgia's new election law Warnock: 'Almost impossible to overstate' importance of voting rights legislation Top Georgia Republican says he won't run for Senate MORE’s (R) term in Georgia. 


The jungle contest allows multiple candidates to face off regardless of party, and if no candidate breaks 50 percent in the special election, the top two vote-getters will head to a runoff in January.

Warnock is currently leading in polls, benefiting from the GOP infighting. Collins and Loeffler are fighting tooth and nail to prove their conservative bona fides and earn a spot in a likely runoff.

Stone rose to rock-star status among many Trump supporters after he fought against serving a three-year prison sentence for his conviction of lying to Congress and witness tampering during the House’s Russia investigation.

Trump commuted the sentence in July.

Stone in a video announcing the campaign stop Monday praised Collins as a “solid conservative who will stand up to the deep state.” The Georgia Republican has similarly railed against investigations into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.


“We must defeat the very same establishment forces that tried to stop President Donald TrumpDonald TrumpRomney blasts end of filibuster, expansion of SCOTUS McConnell, GOP slam Biden's executive order on SCOTUS US raises concerns about Iran's seriousness in nuclear talks MORE’s election and then tried to ruin it. We need men like Doug Collins,” Stone said. “Let’s make America great again by putting Doug Collins in the U.S. Senate and Donald Trump back in the White House.”

Stone and Collins will campaign in Gwinnett County, a suburban county near Atlanta that is the second-largest in Georgia. It is also home to the state’s 7th Congressional District, a GOP-held open seat that Democrats are hotly contesting.

Collins finds himself in a bitter campaign with Loeffler, who was appointed to her seat, with both trying to prove their loyalty to the president. Collins gained national headlines with his impassioned defense of Trump during the House’s impeachment proceedings, and Loeffler has frequently touted her 100 percent track record of voting with the president.

Loeffler has also made appeals to the GOP’s right flank, winning the endorsement earlier this month of Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican House candidate who is known for once promoting the QAnon conspiracy theory.

The Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan elections handicapper, rates the special Georgia Senate election as a “toss-up.”