The 70-second holiday-themed spot highlights the scandals that have engulfed the duo — who have both backed President Donald Trump in his bid to overturn the 2020 election result — from their sale of stocks at the start of the coronavirus pandemic to Perdue’s refusal to debate his Democratic rival.
Loeffler and Perdue are expected to face Democratic challengers Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, respectively, in hotly contested runoff elections on Jan. 5.
The results of those elections will determine which party eventually controls the Senate. Democrats and Republicans would have a 50-50 tie in the chamber if Warnock and Ossoff both win, meaning Vice President-elect Kamala Harris would have the tie-breaking vote.
Warnock last month pre-empted what he believed would be a slew of negative ads from Loeffler with a spoof spot in which he declared: “By the way, I love puppies.” Trump is even joining the fray in a bid to boost Republican turnout with a planned rally in Georgia on Saturday.
MeidasTouch said it plans to air its ad “on TV multiple times around the Georgia Senate debate on Sunday,” which Perdue has refused to attend. Its video racked up more than 1.2 million views in its first 10 hours on Twitter and caused the hashtag #GrinchesOfGeorgia to trend nationally.
The PAC, founded by attorney Ben Meiselas and his two brothers, released dozens of anti-Trump ads before the election. Many of the slickly edited commercials garnered millions of views each, but it’s still not clear what effect they and others of their genre actually had on swing voters, if any at all.
The Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump group formed by disaffected Republicans including attorney George Conway, on Friday released this advert attacking Loeffler:
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