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

Matt DrudgeMatthew (Matt) Nathan DrudgeDrudge 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 Drudge tweets 'You're fired' after Biden projected as winner MORE, the pioneering conservative blogger turned critic of President TrumpDonald TrumpProsecutors focus Trump Organization probe on company's financial officer: report WHO official says it's 'premature' to think pandemic will be over by end of year Romney released from hospital after fall over the weekend MORE, congratulated Sen.-elect Raphael WarnockRaphael WarnockTrump says 2018 endorsement of Kemp 'hurt' Republicans Kelly Loeffler's WNBA team sold after players' criticism The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Finger-pointing on Capitol riot; GOP balks at Biden relief plan MORE (D) and suggested pundit Ann CoulterAnn Hart CoulterLibrary staffer fired after being accused of burning Trump, Coulter books Drudge congratulates Warnock, says Ann Coulter should have been GOP candidate José Andrés responds to Ann Coulter calling him 'some nut foreigner' MORE would have fared better than Sen. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerKelly Loeffler's WNBA team sold after players' criticism Please, President Trump: Drop your quest for revenge and help the GOP The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Finger-pointing on Capitol riot; GOP balks at Biden relief plan 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 CollinsThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Finger-pointing on Capitol riot; GOP balks at Biden relief plan Perdue rules out 2022 Senate bid against Warnock Loeffler leaves door open to 2022 rematch against Warnock 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 BidenSenate Democrats negotiating changes to coronavirus bill Rural Americans are the future of the clean energy economy — policymakers must to catch up WHO official says it's 'premature' to think pandemic will be over by end of year 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 PerduePlease, President Trump: Drop your quest for revenge and help the GOP The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Finger-pointing on Capitol riot; GOP balks at Biden relief plan Georgia's GOP-led Senate passes bill requiring ID for absentee voting MORE, whose Senate term ended on Sunday. If Ossoff wins the seat, the Senate will be split evenly, with Vice President-elect Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisHarris pushes for support for cities in coronavirus relief package This week: Senate takes up coronavirus relief after minimum wage setback Brown vows Democrats will 'find a way' to raise minimum wage MORE breaking ties.