Politics: The special election held in Georgia on Tuesday was supposed to a blockbuster event showcasing the anti-Trump wave sweeping the nation. Instead, it was an overhyped dud. So sure that Georgians shared their loathing of Donald Trump, Democrats from around the country poured more than $8 million — almost none of which came from people in Georgia´s 6th District — into the campaign of 30-year-old political novice Jon Ossoff. Celebrities endorsed him. The media showered him with free publicity. And he was running against 11 Republican candidates. But even with all that support, Ossoff wasn´t able to win a majority of
You´re missing a big part of the picture. $8million, mostly out of state money, was spent on ads (TV an print media), printing signs and tee shirts, patronizing restaurants and hotels. A Congressional district that´s economically savvy should be staging high visibility political campaigns to wrench some the Leftist 1% money into their district.
$1 million was said to have been raised by the DailyKos.
I read elsewhere - before this election - that if he didn’t win it outright, there would be less enthu$ia$m for the runoff. They knew that when all those surplus Republicans flushed out, leaving only one, he’d have a much rougher go. Money was not expected to flow in his direction for a runoff.
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J F Ackerman, 4/20/2017 9:10:30 AM (No. 11227558)
Has anyone else noticed the dead fish eyes on all these younger Democrats? This guy, Ossoff, there is no light or life in those eyes- ever. Many older Dems have the same quality, but it´s almost universal in the younger crowd.
What I haven´t seen expressed is the fact that while the Democrat Party poured $´s into Ossoff´s campaign, the Republican party was prohibited by party rules from backing a single Republican Candidate in a primary election. Won´t be any such restriction in the run=off. BTW Handel only spent $75,000.
Ossoff spent 17+ times the loot as Handel. How much will this demN loser scarf up for the general election in June? He should know the balloon has popped!
Handel ran against a mob of contestants and still garners up almost 40% of the conservative vote. She needs to get a good swing of the conservative votes and she will crush Ossoff.
During the campaign I was thinking the pubbies should have run a dark horse against Ossoff in the demN campaign and he´d have been lucky to get 40%. Running with no competition and he couldn´t win against eleven or so plying for the front of the conservative ticket. What an accomplishment or "win" as he wants to call it. The GOP better put some money and support in the caldron in June. Handel deserves the help.
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