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Bill Advances that Could Aid Collins Challenge to Loeffler

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An effort to require party primary elections for a Georgia U.S. Senate seat now held by Kelly Loeffler is advancing.

The House Government Affairs Committee voted Tuesday to advance House Bill 757, which would set up May primaries.

The bill would next go to the House for debate, although Republican Gov. Brian Kemp threatens a veto. The move could help GOP U.S. Rep. Doug Collins or other Republicans to run against Loeffler.

She was appointed by Kemp even though Collins was President Donald Trump’s preferred pick. 

Collins appeared before the Georgia House on Tuesday to memorialize a representative who died last year, but steered clear of discussing a Senate bid.

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