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Loeffler Warns Georgians of Generational Stakes in Senate Runoff: ‘The Battle of Our Lifetime’

Sen. Kelly Loeffler addresses about 100 supporters during a rally Tuesday afternoon in Newnan, Ga., a small city southwest of Atlanta.

Atlanta — Amy Olla didn’t vote for Georgia senator Kelly Loeffler in November. But she wishes she had.

A grandmother from Woodstock, Ga., Olla had planned to cast her ballot for Loeffler, but instead voted for another Republican, Representative Doug Collins, thinking that, because Collins was better known in the state, he might have a better chance of winning January’s runoff election.

There were 20 candidates on the November ballot, including six Republicans.

“People knew who he was. He’d been in government,” Olla said of Collins. “We wanted her.”

On Tuesday morning, Olla was wearing her pink MAGA hat and waiting with her 14-year-old

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Ryan Mills is an enterprise and media reporter at National Review. He previously worked for 14 years as a breaking news reporter, investigative reporter, and editor at newspapers in Florida. Originally from Minnesota, Ryan lives in the Fort Myers area with his wife and two sons.

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