GOP groups target Doug Collins’ criminal justice record in heated Senate race

(CNN) – Outside groups aligned with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have launched a three-pronged attack on Republican Rep. Doug Collins’ professional record, attempting to portray him as weak on crime in order to doom his Senate campaign in Georgia against a GOP incumbent.


The Senate Leadership Fund (SLF) and One Nation spent nearly $2 million on television, radio and digital ads from late February until mid-March, according to a spokesman for the groups, revealing that they are deeply concerned about Collins, one of President Donald Trump’s strongest defenders in Congress, running against Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler, and willing to spend what it takes to try and take him down.