Kelly Loeffler's husband donates $1 million to pro-Trump group

Source: The Hill | May 21, 2020 | Jonathan Easley

New York Stock Exchange CEO Jeff Sprecher, who is married to Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), donated $1 million last month to America First Action, the largest outside group supporting President Trump’s reelection.

The donation comes as Loeffler faces an uphill climb with her own 2020 campaign. Loeffler was appointed to the Senate by Gov. Brian Kemp (R) to replace former Sen. Johnny Isakson (R), who stepped aside for health reasons.

Trump had wanted Kemp to appoint Rep. Doug Collins (R), who is now challenging Loeffler for the Senate seat.

Loeffler’s campaign has been complicated by scrutiny of $20 million in stock sales she made following a closed-door Senate briefing in January about the coronavirus.

Loeffler has said she does not control her stock portfolio and that the trades were made without her knowledge. She has submitted documents to the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission, both of which are investigating trading action among senators around the coronavirus pandemic.

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