Democrats are trying to make the Georgia Congressional District 6 special election today into a referendum on President Trump and his policies.
The peculiarities of Georgia election law make the battle to succeed Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price a good target for this ploy by the Democrats and they’ve taken good advantage of the system by pumping something like $8.3 million into the campaign behind Jon Ossoff.
The Georgia special election will be conducted with a nonpartisan blanket primary in which unlimited numbers of candidates from all parties compete against one another, and a second round in which the top two candidates advance to a runoff, if no candidate receives more than 50 percent of the vote.
While Ossoff is the only high profile Democrat in the race, the election attracted a number of credible Republican candidates: Karen Handel, Bob Gray, Dan Moody and Judson Hill to name the top four.
Here are the most recent polls in the race conducted by SurveyUSA, Opinion Savvy, Landmark Communications, Lake Research Partners, Meeting Street Research, Revily, Red Racing Horses and Clout Research.
As you can see they all show Ossoff with a substantial lead over the leading Republican candidates.
This is to be expected with the Republican field split and Democrat outside money pouring in behind Ossoff.
And it is to be expected when the Republican primary is also an establishment vs outsider referendum with the DC establishment lining-up behind Karen Handel and the outside limited government constitutional conservatives primarily supporting Bob Gray.
This has resulted in an expensive ad battle in which the two top Republicans are being savaged to the benefit of the Democrat.
And make no mistake about it, Jon Ossoff is a thoroughgoing liberal Democrat, and a snowflake to boot.
Leftist Mother Jones posted a Saturday article about Ossoff which highlighted that the candidate was “distraught” over Trump’s election in November 2016, and quoted a friend of his, who recounted, “I had never seen him so scared, so unsure.”
Ossof, who doesn’t even live in the District, is a trust fund baby recruited by the Democratic National Committee to be their surrogate in the race.
When President Trump tweeted yesterday, “The super Liberal Democrat in the Georgia Congressional race tomorrow wants to protect criminals, allow illegal immigration and raise taxes!” he was right on the mark.
Ossoff once worked as a staffer for liberal Congressman Hank Johnson, and has committed himself on the two key issues, abortion and global warming, that are musts for any Democratic candidate to qualify for the backing of the DNC and national liberal groups.
Ossoff has promised that he will “defend women’s access to contraception and a woman’s right to choose and fight any legislation or executive action that would allow insurance companies to discriminate against women.” He also said he would “defend Planned Parenthood in Congress.”
Ossoff also claimed that “there is a clear scientific consensus that climate change is driven by human activity and that it threatens global prosperity, health, and security. This is not just the opinion of activists; it is the studied conclusion of our country’s distinguished scientists.”
As we mentioned, Ossoff has raised a staggering $8.3 million for the special election, but the real kicker is that some 95 percent of it has come from outside the George, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
"More than $500,000 came from California and another $400,000 came from New York. Massachusetts donors chipped in at least $160,000,” noted Greg Bluestein and Aaron Gould-Sheinin, "A Closer Look At Jon Ossoff's Epic Fundraising Haul," in the Atlantic Journal-Constitution. Politico's Jake Sherman also pointed out that Ossoff's most recent financial report rontained "only 1 of 15" contributions From Georgia.
Ossoff’s fundraising is not only a national liberal Who’s Who, his haul is nearly 18 times greater than several of his leading rivals. Indeed, he is far outpacing the entire cost of Georgia’s last open congressional election. Fundraising in that November race to represent west Georgia’s 3rd Congressional District totaled less than $3 million for 10 candidates according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Actress Connie Britton, Far-Left singer-songwriter Judy Collins, comedian Chelsea Handler, actor John Leguizamo, TV personality Rosie O'Donnell, actor Jon Cryer, Sam Waterston, Kristen Bell, Jessica Lange, Lynda Carter and Rhea Perlman all contributed to Ossoff's campaign, according to his Federal Election Commission (FEC) report.
Ossoff has also benefited from big liberal bundlers and media out support; the Far-Left Daily Kos's pro-Ossoff fundraising efforts crossed the $1 million mark on February 28 and the Washington-based League of Conservation Voters bundled nearly $40,000 for him.
Georgia suffered once before when carpetbaggers invaded the Peach State, and it will suffer again, should carpetbagging Democrat Jon Ossoff and his liberal Hollywood friends gain the victory in today’s special election.
Turn out is the key to this race. With $8.3 million behind him, Democrat Jon Ossoff is likely to lead the primary field, however the key is to keep him under 50 percent, to force the runoff with the leading Republican. We like Bob Gray and urge our conservative friends to turn out and vote for Bob Gray in today’s Georgia Congressional District 6 special election.