Jonathan Ossoff, latest contestant in the Trump Repudiation Sweepstakes, has gone down to defeat in a special election in Georgia’s 6th congressional district
The Democrat, who does not live in the district he was running in, spent $23 million on the race –which together with outside spending made this the most expensive House race in the history of the Republic.
The Republican victor, Karen Handel, is now the first female Republican from Georgia elected to the House, despite being outspent 7 to 1.
Ossoff’s campaign spent $22.5 million, compared to Handel’s $3.2 million, according to reports. That is a ratio of 7 to 1 in favor of the Democrat. Despite not being a resident of his district, a fact Handel ably capitalized on, Ossoff took in almost nine times more donations from California than from Georgia. One media analysis indicated a mere 3.5 percent of Ossoff’s donations from late March to the end of May came from within the state. Celebrity endorsements from entertainers Samuel L. Jackson, Chelsea Handler, Alyssa Milano, and John Leguizamo couldn’t save Ossoff. Nor could donations from traitor Jane Fonda, and actors Sam Waterston, Kristen Bell, Connie Britton, Jessica Lange, Lynda Carter, Rhea Perlman, or Jon Cryer get Ossoff across the finish line.
Yes, the Democrats keep touting these special elections as a referendum on Trump, and giving Americans a chance to repent. And Americans keep voting Republican.