Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Georgia's Anti-_____ Congressional Candidate

Jon Ossoff. You may not have heard of him before, but he may be the first real win in the Resistance.

Ossoff is a 30-year-old Democrat who is running for Congress as the "anti-_____" candidate in a special election for Georgia's 6th district. Ossoff wants to take the seat of former House representative Tom Price, who left to become _____’s new Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Now, the 6th district is a traditionally red district but just might become a test as to whether the Democrats can capitalize on anti-_____ sentiment."

In fact, and this I love, Ossoff's campaign pitch is:
Make Trump Furious. 
And Joel Ossoff is running on protecting Medicaid and Medicare; he is fighting for Planned Parenthood; he is pushing a healthcare policy that sounds similar to the Affordable Care Act. And he may well have a good shot because, as I said, while the 6th district is red, _____ only won it by a margin of one percent over Hillary Clinton.

From Attn:, here are four things you might also want to know about Jon Ossoff:
1. He’s Fought Global Corruption and Sex Trafficking
Ossoff is the CEO of Insight TWI, which produces award-winning documentaries that shine a light on underreported issues in Africa and South America, including one project about women once-captured by ISIS returning to the battlefield to take them on.
Ossoff’s “team has taken down human traffickers, exposed dozens of corrupt officials around the world, and uncovered atrocities committed by ISIS in Iraq.”
2. He’s Been Compared to Han Solo, Sort Of
As a part of a $1.1 million media attack by a GOP super PAC, an ad was released that will run until the April 18 special election depicting Ossoff as an inexperienced, college kid that likes to dress up as Han Solo and have keg parties. The ad tried to undermine Ossoff’s years of experience as a senior national security staffer in Congress.
Surely the GOP must be a’scurred if they’re spending that kind of money on this one election.
3. Ossoff Has the Support of Civil Rights Icon John Lewis
Ossoff interned with Civil Rights Icon, and Democrat John Lewis, who represents Georgia’s 5th district, and he has earned the congressman’s endorsement:
“Jon is committed to progress and justice and he knows how to fight the good fight. We should unite behind Jon and send a clear message that Donald _____ doesn’t represent our values.”
4. Ossoff is currently winning in a race of 18 candidatesOssoff has polled as the front runner in the race as recently as this week, ahead of runner-up Republican Karen Handel who served as Georgia’s Secretary of State from 2007 to 2010, and the ten other Republicans running for the seat, four other Democrats, and two Independents.
Ossoff’s donation pitch to his supporters, “Make Trump Furious," seems to be helping him get millions of dollars in support.

And wouldn’t that be a great reason, all by itself, to vote for Jon Ossoff?


Jennifer said...

I wish I lived there and could vote for him!

Harry Hamid said...

It sounds like they might be able to get away with being The Party of No, Redux, but aren't.

He looks like he would play a lawyer on a cable TV prime time show.

He would be an improvement over Price!

the dogs' mother said...

Good luck, Jon Ossoff!!

John Gray said...

Hes cute

Mitchell is Moving said...

What a brilliant campaign slogan. I sure hope it works.

mistress maddie said...

I wish I could vote for him. THIS is the type of candidate he need more of on both sides of the aisle. We can't have a government of just one party. And he is handsome too. Good luck to him.

Bob Slatten said...

He is a delicious Democrat indeed.

Raybeard said...

Hope he's got a thick skin 'cos if he's effective and gets significant publicity, POTUS and the Reps will get seriously worried and will throw everything possible at him, personal and all, to bring him down. But as at now, looks promising.

Helen Lashbrook said...

The other Dems should back off to make it a one man race on the Dem side

Anonymous said...

I live in the 6th District of Georgia. The problem is with so many people running this will probably end up with a Run-Off 6 weeks later for the top 2 vote people. I doubt anyone is going to get 50% + 1 vote needed to avoid that disaster.