A special election in Georgia’s Sixth congressional district failed to produce an outright winner Tuesday, forcing a June 20 runoff between upstart Democrat Jon Ossoff and former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel. With 88 percent of the precincts reporting, Ossoff had garnered 48 percent of the vote, falling just short of the majority threshold required in the so-called “jungle primary.” Handel was the top GOP vote-getter at 20 percent, finishing comfortably ahead of technology executive Bob Gray, who received 11 percent of the vote, and former State Senators Judson Hill and Dan Moody, who received 9 percent of the vote
As with the Kansas special election, the WH and RNC seemed inattentive to this race until a panic mode kicked in at the last minute. Don´t Republican elites realize that Soros and the democrat criminal cabal are pulling out all the stops?
This dem is a total geek and momma´s boy. I can´t see any self respecting human voting for this clown.That said,we dodged a major bullet.The media will say it´s close enough to be considered a Trump defeat.
Questioned by a news outlet, he stated that he lived out of the district because for 12 years he’d been living with a woman who is a medical student. They apparently live near where she is going to school. Asked when they might marry, he demurred. Chose not to answer.
He is 30. That means they’ve been living together since he was 18.
He is a very strange duck. Makes Pajama Boy look normal.
Not a fan of Olivia Nuzzi or New York Magazine, but there’s a lot of information on this Osoff guy here, including the fact that John Lewis, with whom he interned at 17, had a lot to do with his running. The major Dems are backing him bigtime. And he seems to like being compared to Barry Obama. His campaign is very big on Trump-hate.
The Trump-Hate Weather Vane http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/04/can-jon-ossoff-win-newt-gingrichs-old-seat.html
Hard to believe that the vote in Georgia almost went to a metrosexual pajama boy twerp whose distinguishing physical feature is a total lack of musculature. Not exactly a man´s (or a woman´s) idea of a man.
Expect a leftist judge to keep the polls open well past the close date on June 20th. Prepare early and often for that. The GOP better get their ducks in a row for this one. The Dems are going to cheat and they don´t care who knows about it.
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