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  • A final tally: Ossoff raised nearly $30M in 6th District race

    07/22/2017 7:55:35 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 19 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 7/22/17 | Greg Bluestein
    Democrat Jon Ossoff wound up raising nearly $30 million for his unsuccessful campaign to represent Georgia’s 6th District – by far the most ever raised in a U.S. House contest – and spent almost every last dime of it. Campaign filing reports released this week show Ossoff raised about $6.3 million in the final three weeks of the vote and pumped in another $300,000 of his own money – $50,000 from a contribution and $250,000 in loans – in the last stretch. All told, he raised $29,959,740 and had about $13,000 left. Republican Karen Handel, a former Georgia secretary of...
  • Why Ossoff Lost

    06/22/2017 1:49:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 21, 2017 | Molly Ball
    Despite the opposition Trump has galvanized, the Democrats still haven’t figured out how to win in the places where they’re trying to stage a comeback. ATLANTA—Around midnight, hours after their candidate conceded he had lost the Most Important Special Election in History, the last remaining supporters of Jon Ossoff took over the stage where he had recently stood. One of them waved a bottle of vodka in the air. Together, they took up the time-honored leftist chant: “This is what democracy looks like!” Sometimes, this is indeed what democracy looks like: you get outvoted. Democrats were counting on Ossoff, the...
  • Planned Parenthood spent $734,000 in failed Georgia race

    06/24/2017 2:42:26 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | Bradford Richardson
    Jon Ossoff lost the House race in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District despite receiving nearly three-quarters of $1 million from the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. With $734,000 in campaign contributions, the abortion giant was the second-biggest spender on the Democratic side of the ledger — only trailing the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which poured $4.9 million into the race.

    06/24/2017 3:56:32 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 47 replies
    Current Affairs ^ | 6/22/17 | Nathan J. Robinson
    As far as I know, Rodney Stooksbury is an actual living human being. I have even spoken with someone who has spoken with someone who swears he exists. Certain people, however, are convinced that Rodney Stooksbury does not exist. This is because, even though Rodney Stooksbury was the 2016 Democratic congressional candidate in Georgia’s 6th District, nobody could ever actually seem to find a photograph of the guy. Or a campaign website. Or any campaign material. Or anyone who has actually met Rodney Stooksbury. News outlets tried to track down Stooksbury, to no avail. According to one investigation, “when reporters...
  • Democrats’ Lessons from Jon Ossoff Loss: Move Left, Forget Civility

    06/23/2017 9:03:31 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 30 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 21 Jun, 2017 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Democrats are concluding that Jon Ossoff’s disappointing loss to Karen Handel in the special election for Georgia’s 6th congressional district on Tuesday means they must move even further left, and reject calls for more civility. That might seem odd, especially in the wake of last week’s shooting attack against Republican members of Congress, and given that Handel won partly by tying Ossoff to the left and to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. But Democrats are convinced that Ossoff fell short by moving towards the center after running as the darling of the “#Resistance” in the primary election in April, and...
  • The Outlook After the Special Elections

    06/23/2017 4:25:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | June 23, 2017 | Michael Barone
    The victory of Republican Karen Handel in the special election in Georgia's 6th Congressional District on Tuesday has discouraged Democrats and encouraged Republicans. Democrat Jon Ossoff won 48.1 percent in the special election's first round April 18, and Democrats had high hopes that they could take this House seat from the Republicans. But even with $30 million spent -- in what became the most expensive House race ever -- and with a turnout of 260,000 (more than the 210,000 who voted in the 2014 midterm), Ossoff won exactly 48.1 percent again. Not quite enough. Georgia's 6th District was significant because...
  • Angry Democrats in Blame Game After Georgia Defeat

    06/21/2017 12:17:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies ^ | June 21, 2017 | by ALEX SEITZ-WALD
    Democrats are tired of losing and the accusations are flying. After going all in and coming up short in Georgia's special election Tuesday, Democratic lawmakers and political operatives are venting their frustration at losing every competitive special congressional election so far this year. Many were upset that Democrat Jon Ossoff blunted what was arguably his greatest asset — antipathy toward President Donald Trump — by going relatively easy on the president and avoiding controversy at all cost. Others, however, countered that Ossoff was a fine candidate who was the victim of a party that is too cautious and has lost...
  • BREAKING: Republican who fought Planned Parenthood wins Georgia special Congressional election

    06/21/2017 11:11:54 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 21, 2017 | Claire Chretien
    GEORGIA, June 20, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Republican Karen Handel beat pro-abortion John Ossoff Tuesday in a runoff election for Georgia's sixth congressional district, which was vacated when President Trump appointed former Rep. Tom Price to be Secretary of Health and Human Services. CNN called the election for Handel at 10:06 p.m. As of 10:09 p.m., Handel is winning 52.5-47.5. The DJ at Ossoff's election night party cued "I Will Survive," CNN reported. Handel, a Republican, and Ossoff, a Democrat, were the top two candidates in the initial special election in April 2017. Handel is the author of Planned Bullyhood, which...
  • New York Magazine Writer Blames 'Weather Gods' for Ossoff Defeat

    06/21/2017 7:41:24 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 67 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 21, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    The Democrats just blew $30 million on the most expensive congressional race in history and all they have to show for it is a lousy participation trophy. Perhaps the Democrats would have been better off using that money to erect a temple to the Weather Gods. A frustrated Eric Levitz at New York magazine makes the case that the "Weather Gods" seemed to have been conspiring against Jon Ossoff in the June 20 special election in the Sixth Congressional District in Georgia. Fifty minutes before the polls closed for that election, Levitz noted how perfectly the weather aligned against Ossoff...
  • ‘Laughing My Ossoff’ — Kellyanne Conway Celebrates Humiliating Democrat Defeat

    06/20/2017 10:27:00 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 169 replies ^ | 20 Jun 2017
    White House Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway celebrated the humiliating defeat for Democrats in Georgia on Tuesday night after Republican Karen Handel beat her challenger Jon Ossoff. “Laughing my #Ossoff,” she wrote on Twitter after it was clear that Handel was winning. Conway also took a shot at the pundits who predicted a loss for Trump and Republicans in Georgia. “Thanks to everyone who breathlessly and snarkily proclaimed GA06 as a “referendum on POTUS,” she wrote. “You were right.” Conway thanked Handel for “being a grownup” and “running on the issues” — while actually living in the district she...
  • Hollywood Fail: Jon Ossoff Loses Georgia Congressional Election Despite Massive Celebrity Help

    06/21/2017 5:38:37 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/20/2017 | Jerome Hudson
    Democrat Jon Ossoff lost his bid against Republican Karen Handel in Georgia’s Sixth District special congressional election Tuesday night, representing a stunning rebuke of Hollywood and the numerous celebrities who stumped for and contributed to the Democrat’s campaign.(snip) Ossoff, a 30-year-old documentary filmmaker-turned-Democratic politician, had received a steady stream of support from some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Some of the most vocal celebrity critics of President Donald Trump, including Rosie O’Donnell, Jane Fonda, and Samuel L. Jackson, donated time and money to help Ossoff’s campaign. In April, Jackson cut a 45-second radio ad endorsing Ossoff, urging Georgia voters to “stop...
  • Handel defeats Ossoff to win Georgia 6th District

    06/20/2017 7:11:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 233 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | June 20, 2017 | Greg Bluestein
    Republican Karen Handel staved off a furious challenge from Democrat Jon Ossoff on Tuesday in a race to represent a suburban Atlanta seat in Congress, as the GOP and President Donald Trump avoided an embarrassing defeat in the most expensive U.S. House contest in history. A former Georgia secretary of state, Handel emphasized her experience and roots in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District to defeat Ossoff and keep a seat that’s long been held by Republicans in GOP hands. She becomes Georgia’s first female Republican member of the U.S. House.....
  • Georgia 6th special election Live Thread

    06/20/2017 3:26:46 PM PDT · by Conserv · 1,340 replies
    eagerly awaiting results, input, comments, predictions.... and ultimately #WINNING!!
  • Jon Ossoff: Voters Don’t Care That I Don’t Live In The District [VIDEO]

    06/20/2017 10:03:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 49 replies ^ | 6/20/2017 | Amber Athey
    Jon Ossoff, the Democratic candidate in the GA-06 special congressional election, is still struggling to properly explain why he doesn’t currently live in the district. Republicans have attacked Ossoff for living outside of the district, which he says he does to support his fiancee’s career. MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle asked Ossoff why he doesn’t just move to the district if it could potentially help him win. “It’s very easy to solve where you live,” Ruhle said. “While people respect you across the board, your desire to support your fiancee…with every point counting, why not just move?” “Well, Steph, voters just aren’t...
  • Ga. Dem. Has Nine Times More Donations From California Than His Home State

    06/19/2017 7:50:22 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/17/17 | Tyler O'Neil
    on Ossoff, the 30-year-old Democrat candidate for Georgia's special election runoff this coming Tuesday, reported having nine times as many donors from California than from Georgia in the past two months. Between March 29 and May 31, Ossoff reported 7,218 donations from California and only 808 donations from Georgia, The Mercury News reported. This means he took 8.9 times as many gifts from the Golden State. In the nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Area alone, Ossoff reported receiving 3,063 donations in the same period, nearly four times his Georgia total. These are only the donations he is required...
  • Ossoff downplays national implications of Georgia race

    06/20/2017 8:33:10 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 73 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/20/2017 | Lindsey ellefson
    New York (CNN) — As polls opened for a highly anticipated congressional runoff election in Georgia Tuesday, Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff demurred when asked by CNN's Alisyn Camerota about the race's national implications. "The contrast in this district is between a career politician -- my opponent, Karen Handel, who is notorious for cutting off funding for life-saving breast cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood -- or a fresh voice who wants to work across the aisle to get things done, grow our local economy, (and) work to make health care more accessible and affordable for women and folks with pre-existing conditions,"...
  • Jon Ossoff Can’t Figure Out Where He Lives

    06/20/2017 8:27:51 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 26 replies ^ | June 20, 2017
    Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff's home outside of Georgia's sixth congressional district seems to have moved half a mile in two months. Ossoff, who cannot vote for himself in the special election race against Republican Karen Handel because of his address, has been consistently asked about the issue on the campaign trail. Ossoff told CNN's Alisyn Camerota on April 18 that he lived a "mile and a half down the street" from the sixth district so his girlfriend could easily attend Emory Medical School. On Monday, Ossoff told MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell he lived "two miles south" of the district. But both...
  • Democrats sweat the details in Georgia special election

    06/19/2017 4:47:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 19, 2017 | Gabriel Debenedetti
    Party officials fear the potentially demoralizing effect of a defeat. SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — Democrats are closer than they ever could have imagined to winning a House seat in the Republican suburbs of Atlanta, and dealing a resounding blow to Donald Trump. But they’re also gripped by anxiety about what happens if they fall short Tuesday. A loss in Georgia’s special election here could leave the party demoralized, with little to show for all the furious organizing, fundraising and spending in a handful of congressional special elections in the early months of the Trump administration. As a result, Democrats are...
  • GA CD6 Final Polling Result

    06/19/2017 4:51:56 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 69 replies
    Trafalgar Group ^ | June 19, 2017
    Handel: 48.5% Ossoff: 47.70%
  • Election Eve Poll in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District: Republican Handel Leads by 2

    06/19/2017 3:46:57 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Jun 2017 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    Republican Karen Handel leads Democrat Jon Ossoff by two points in the final poll of Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District special election released by the Trafalgar Group late Monday afternoon. Polling places open less than 24 hours from now for the June 20 runoff to replace Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), now the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The survey of 1,100 respondents has a margin of error of 2.9 percent, and was conducted over two days between June 17th (Saturday) and June 18th (Sunday). “This 6th District survey breaks down the voter’s preference in the 2017 special election runoff. The...