Ethics & Public Policy Center

Sorry, Trump Supporters. The Republican Party Needs RINOs.

Published in The Washington Post on December 3, 2019

Georgia’s Gov. Brian Kemp (R) will reportedly appoint businesswoman Kelly Loeffler to the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Johnny Isakson. Conservatives are unhappy about this, but Kemp’s decision could be a political masterstroke.

Loeffler is a political neophyte. She has never run for office and has not served in appointed office. Her primary qualifications are her business experience — she runs a financial services company and is co-owner of the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream — and her wealth. A multimillionaire, Loeffler could presumably afford to self-finance much of her campaign.

Conservatives are unhappy because they suspect she is not one of them.

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Henry Olsen is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

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