Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Can Jon Ossoff Help Turn Georgia Blue? Advertisement Supported by Two Senate seats will be up for grabs in Georgia in 2020, and Mr. Ossoff, who narrowly lost a congressional race two years ago, is the highest-profile Democrat to enter the ring so far. ByAstead W. Herndon Sept. 10, 2019, 5:08 p.m. ET The Democrats have a problem. To pass their most ambitious legislation, even if they oust President Trump, they will need a Democratic Congress and particularly a Senate majority. And to win that majority, they will need candidates who can beat Republicans in hard-to-win battleground states, including those where Mr. Trump won in 2016. Jon Ossoff wants to help. If you remember Mr. Ossoff’s name, it’s because he was the fresh-faced 30-year-old who ran in a 2017 special election in Georgia’s … [Read more...] about Can Jon Ossoff Help Turn Georgia Blue?
Failed Democrat congressional candidate Jon Ossoff announced Monday he is launching a bid to challenge incumbent Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) for his U.S. Senate seat in Georgia in 2020. In an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Ossoff said he would formally kick off his bid on Tuesday and vowed to “mount a ruthless assault on corruption in our political system.”“We have squandered trillions on endless war. We have squandered trillions on bailouts for failed banks. We have squandered trillions on tax cuts for wealthy donors. Then we’re told there’s nothing left over for the people,” the 32-year-old told the newspaper. “The corruption must be rooted out. And Sen. David Perdue is a caricature of Washington corruption.” Appearing Monday evening on MSNBC’s The Last Word, Ossoff also cited Congress not taking up gun control legislation and political influence at scientific institutions as examples of corruption. … [Read more...] about Democrat Jon Ossoff Running for Georgia Senate Seat
Former congressional candidate Jon Ossoff said Monday night that he's challenging Republican Sen. David Perdue in 2020 for a Georgia seat that could help determine control of the Senate. Ossoff, the fourth Democrat to join the race, announced his bid during an appearance on "The Last Word" on MSNBC. "I'm running because we face a crisis of political corruption in this country," Ossoff told host Lawrence O'Donnell, calling Perdue a "caricature of Washington corruption."Ossoff cited Congress not taking up gun control legislation and political influence at scientific institutions as examples of corruption. Perdue, a former Fortune 500 chief executive, has emerged as a close ally of President Donald Trump after being elected in 2014.National Republican Senatorial Committee spokesman Nathan Brand called Ossoff an "unaccomplished, far-left candidate" in a statement.Ossoff says he'll work to expand his network of supporters who helped him raise roughly $30 million in a 2017 special election … [Read more...] about Jon Ossoff to challenge David Perdue for Senate seat in Georgia
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Jon Ossoff Will Run for Senate in Georgia Advertisement Supported by Mr. Ossoff, a former documentary filmmaker who nearly flipped a conservative House district in 2017, will run in one of two Senate races in the state next year. ByMaggie Astor Sept. 9, 2019 Updated 10:44 p.m. ET Jon Ossoff, the Democrat and former documentary filmmaker who came close to flipping a conservative House district in Georgia in 2017, will challenge Senator David Perdue next year. Mr. Ossoff made the announcement Monday evening, telling the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he would “mount a ruthless assault on corruption in our political system.” He will formally announce his campaign on Tuesday. Mr. Ossoff started his campaign with an endorsement from Representative John Lewis Monday night. “Like the many … [Read more...] about Jon Ossoff Will Run for Senate in Georgia
POLITICS 11/09/2018 05:48 pm ET McBath, a Democrat, defeated Republican incumbent Karen Handel, who famously beat Ossoff in last year’s special election. By Daniel Marans and Sarah Ruiz-Grossman Democrat Lucia “Lucy” McBath won her race for Congress in Georgia’s traditionally Republican 6th Congressional District, the same suburban Atlanta seat where massively funded Jon Ossoff lost a special election just last year. McBath, a gun control advocate, beat Republican incumbent Karen Handel by only a few thousand votes ― with McBath declaring victory Wednesday and Handel conceding Thursday. McBath succeeded thanks foremost to the down-ballot impact of Stacey Abrams’ gubernatorial run, according to Kerwin Swint, a political science professor at Kennesaw State University. “Lucy McBath had the Stacey Abrams energy and turnout and excitement that Ossoff didn’t have,” Swint said. Abrams is locked in a … [Read more...] about How Lucy McBath Won The Same Georgia District That Jon Ossoff Lost