Georgia’s U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler is trying to bolster her appeal with conservatives ahead of November’s special election.
At a crisis pregnancy center in Marietta Friday, Loeffler avoided comment on whether she’s actively seeking the endorsement of President Donald Trump.
Loeffler was not the first choice of the president when Gov. Brian Kemp selected her to replace the retiring Sen. Johnny Isakson. Trump wanted Rep. Doug Collins, who has now jumped into the race to unseat Loeffler in November when candidates from all parties will be on the same ballot.
Asked whether it was important for her to try and sway President Trump, Loeffler demurred.
“Nothing is going to take my eye of what I went to Washington to do, which is fight for all Georgians and make sure that we’re serving our families, our veterans, our farmers,” she said. “There’s so much work to do.”
Loeffler did speak highly of Trump’s policies and what she said they have done for Georgians.
The Senator touted the endorsement she received Friday from the Susan B. Anthony List. It’s a group whose mission is to help elect what it terms “pro-life women leaders.”
Loeffler is trying to fend off early criticism from some conservatives who say she’s not pro-life enough.