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GA GOP Worry Trump Will Hurt Them In ’22: “He’s Done a Real Number On Us”

Some Georgia Republicans are blaming the former guy for costing them two crucial United States Senate elections, and now they fear he could wreck their plans for a comeback next year.

In a series of interviews with The Hill (not to be confused with this site, Hill Reporter), members of the Georgia GOP spoke under condition of anonymity and voiced their concerns his track record in the White House and his impending prosecution in Fulton County will cast a long shadow over their own political futures. “He’s done a real number on us already,” one Georgia GOP consultant told The Hill. “My concern is Trump becomes a distraction. You never want to have to deal with nonsense, and right now we really can’t afford his nonsense.”

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One former GOP Senate campaign aide told The Hill that Trump’s false claims of a “rigged” election in Georgia last year blew up Republicans’ plans to blitz Senator Raphael Warnock with damaging opposition research dumps. One former GOP Senate campaign aide told The Hill that Trump’s false claims of a “rigged” election in Georgia last year blew up Republicans’ plans to blitz Sen. Raphael Warnock with damaging opposition research dumps.

The Georgia GOP really doesn’t need Trump to make them look back since they’re managing to do that all by themselves with their restrictive new voting laws.

Nonetheless, Republicans still expect that Trump will insert himself into Georgia’s elections, as he’s already endorsed a primary opponent to run against Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

“There’s going to be some rough primaries,” said one GOP campaign operative. “I don’t think there’s a way around that… everyone is going to be going after that Trump endorsement and tearing each other apart to get it.”



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