Candidate who embraces QAnon endorses Loeffler for Senate

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Republican congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene, right, introduces Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., left, during a news conference on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Dallas, Ga. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

DALLAS, Ga. (AP) — Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia enthusiastically accepted an endorsement from Marjorie Taylor Greene, a congressional candidate who has embraced baseless QAnon conspiracy theories and has espoused racist views.

Loeffler and Greene made the announcement together Thursday at an open-air pavilion in a public park on the outskirts of metro Atlanta, where suburbs begin to give way to rural farmland.

The endorsement highlights Loeffler’s embrace of far-right politics as she tries to fend off a challenge from Republican Rep. Doug Collins.

Collins is a four-term congressman who is one of President Donald Trump’s most visible defenders in Congress.

The top Democrat in the race is Raphael Warnock.

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