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SENATE; ; Kemp's big gamble to grow state's GOP base

Dec 08, 2019 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Senate pick seen as bold move to reach out to suburban women.

Gov. Brian Kemp's appointment of Kelly Loeffler to the U.S. Senate might be his biggest gamble in a political career full of them, potentially forcing Georgia Republicans to draw battle lines at a perilous moment.

The governor picked Loeffler from a crowd of more than 500 applicants to make her the second female U.S. senator in state history, betting that the deep-pocketed financial executive could help the party broaden i...