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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Democrats Cannot Even Buy An Office. How Bad Is That?

CHUTZPAH: After Running The Most Expensive Campaign In House History, Ossoff Complains About Money In Politics

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You’ve got to be kidding.
In the aftermath of his defeat in Georgia’s sixth congressional district, where he lost to former Georgia’s former secretary of state Karen Handel after spending roughly $32 million, Democrat Jon Ossoff gave a new demonstration of chutzpah. Check this out:

Democrat Jon Ossoff on the reportedly $40 million spent in the Georgia election: "We need campaign finance reform." 
Considering how the money was spent in the most expensive congressional race in history, that was a rather outrageous statement, and people noticed:
You might go back and forth-with this; you might first claim that Ossoff spent more money on the race overall than Handel did; but then Ossoff might counter by saying if you were just looking at how much money was spent on Handel and Ossoff from outside groups, he had a point, as Handel received roughly $19 million from outside groups while Ossoff received roughly $7.5 million.
But here’s the real elephant in the room that Ossoff conveniently ignores; see tweet at the bottom of the article. Notice anything? Look at the top of the list. How about the fact that of the roughly $19 million Handel received, roughly $7 million came from the Republican Party? In other words, Ossoff’s campaign spent roughly $30 million, the most in congressional history, and the GOP stepped in and decided to back its candidate to make sure she won the seat.
If Ossoff is complaining that a party shouldn’t have the right to support its own candidate, that is the most ridiculous claim of all.

Campaigns weren't only ones spending money in @NRCC spent $6.7M. @CLFSuperPAC spent $6.6M. @dccc spent $5M. 3 other orgs spent $1M+