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Drudge congratulates Warnock, says Ann Coulter should have been GOP candidate

Matt DrudgeMatthew (Matt) Nathan DrudgeEdie Falco to play Hillary Clinton in Clinton impeachment series Drudge congratulates Warnock, says Ann Coulter should have been GOP candidate Sarah Paulson: Playing Linda Tripp is 'more complicated than anything else' I've ever done MORE, the pioneering conservative blogger turned critic of President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden prepares to confront Putin Biden aims to bolster troubled Turkey ties in first Erdoğan meeting Senate investigation of insurrection falls short MORE, congratulated Sen.-elect Raphael WarnockRaphael WarnockWhy the Democrats need Joe Manchin Bipartisan senators introduce bill to protect small businesses from cyberattacks MLB calls lawsuit over All-Star Game 'political theatrics' MORE (D) and suggested pundit Ann CoulterAnn Hart CoulterMumford & Sons banjo player on hiatus after praising conservative journalist's book Library staffer fired after being accused of burning Trump, Coulter books Drudge congratulates Warnock, says Ann Coulter should have been GOP candidate MORE would have fared better than Sen. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerHerschel Walker skips Georgia's GOP convention Georgia agriculture commissioner launches Senate campaign against Warnock 9 Senate seats most likely to flip in 2022 MORE (R-Ga.) in Georgia's Senate runoff election.

“Congratulations #Warnock on the historic win! GOP should have run the real @AnnCoulter not someone who was trying to ridiculously look and sound like her #Loeffler,” Drudge tweeted Tuesday night, shortly before Warnock was projected the winner of the race. He also included side-by-side images of Coulter, a conservative commentator, and Loeffler.

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Loeffler received the backing of Republicans and President Trump ahead of Tuesday’s runoff election. Last September, she described herself as "more conservative than Attila the Hun" in a campaign ad ahead of the Nov. 3 special election in which she faced several candidates, including Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsGeorgia agriculture commissioner launches Senate campaign against Warnock Poll shows tight GOP primary for Georgia governor The Hill's Morning Report - Census winners and losers; House GOP huddles MORE (R-Ga.). Collins, a vocal House ally of the president, criticized her at the time, particularly over stock sales ahead of the coronavirus outbreak. The Senate Ethics Committee, however, cleared her of any wrongdoing in connection with the trades.

Drudge, a major contributor to the early online conservative media ecosystem, became increasingly critical of Trump in 2020, with the president frequently firing back. Trump has blasted Drudge on Twitter and repeatedly promoted alternative conservative news aggregators. Drudge, meanwhile, mocked Trump with the headline “You’re Fired” after President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden prepares to confront Putin Ukrainian president thanks G-7 nations for statement of support Biden aims to bolster troubled Turkey ties in first Erdoğan meeting MORE was projected the winner of the election in November.

Warnock's defeat of Loeffler makes him the first Black senator in Georgia history. While the state's other Senate runoff race has yet to be called, Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff currently leads incumbent Republican David PerdueDavid PerdueGeorgia agriculture commissioner launches Senate campaign against Warnock Georgia Republican secretary of state hits Loeffler as 'weak,' 'fake Trumper' Warnock raises nearly M since January victory MORE, whose Senate term ended on Sunday. If Ossoff wins the seat, the Senate will be split evenly, with Vice President-elect Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisLara Trump calls on Americans at border to 'arm up and get guns and be ready' The press has its own border problem Meghan McCain: Harris 'sounded like a moron' discussing immigration MORE breaking ties.