Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) is fighting to keep her Senate seat against a challenge from Congressman and fellow ally of President Donald Trump, Doug Collins—and a new ad shows just how far she's willing to go to seem like the more conservative candidate.
Loeffler was appointed to the Senate by Georgia governor Brian Kemp in 2019 after the resignation of former Senator Johnny Isakson.
Georgia's special 2020 election is the first time Loeffler will see if voters think of her as favorably as Kemp did when appointing her, or if they'll side with Rep. Collins, whose performances during House Judiciary Committee hearings and impeachment proceedings established him nationally as one of Trump's most vocal allies.
Loeffler's latest ad doubles down on her fealty to the President, referencing her as "more conservative as Attila the Hun.'
The ad features a couple on their living room couch watching coverage of Loeffler on the news, when one says:
"She's more conservative than Attila the Hun."
It then cuts to a gibberish-speaking Attila the Hun barking orders to one of his servants. Among the orders is "eliminate the liberal scribes." The ad then touts Loeffler's "100% Trump voting record."
People were baffled by the ad.
While the comparison to Attila the Hun was certainly bizarre, others were concerned about the video's promise to "eliminate the liberal scribes," which many took to imply that Loeffler was fomenting her supporters to target journalists.
Loeffler, whose husband owns a significant portion of the New York Stock Exchange, made headlines this year when documents revealed that she'd invested in teleworking software and divested a significant portion of her stocks after a closed door Senate briefing regarding the virus. The briefing occurred in the early stages of the outbreak, before the stock market saw a significant drop in response to nationwide closures.