As many Georgia Republican leaders joined President Donald Trump in Atlanta Wednesday when he made a major announcement regarding infrastructure, the talk in the UPS hub soon turned to the state’s two U.S. Senate races — especially the race between Senator Kelly Loeffler and her challenger, Congressman Doug Collins. Both were in attendance, and both were mentioned by the President in his opening remarks although he has not made an endorsement.

By the next morning, most of the talk had turned to the latest financial reports. And the reports brought sparring between the two camps. Collins (GA-09) announced that he had netted nearly $370,000 more in contributions than Loeffler during the second fundraising quarter of 2020 (April-June). But Loeffler, who was appointed to the seat by Governor Brian Kemp to fill the unexpired term of the retiring Sen. Johnny Isakson, announced that she ended the second quarter with over $7 million cash on hand. 

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