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Mon Sep 9, 2019, 10:22 PM

BREAKING: Ossoff to run for US Senate in Georgia

Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Former congressional candidate Jon Ossoff said he will challenge Republican U.S. Sen. David Perdue and “mount a ruthless assault on corruption in our political system” that’s prevented Congress from addressing urgent issues.

The Democrat told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution he would “raise a grassroots army unlike any this state has ever seen” by expanding the network of supporters who helped him raise roughly $30 million in a 2017 special election he narrowly lost.

“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,” he said, adding: “The corruption must be rooted out. And Sen. David Perdue is a caricature of Washington corruption.”

Ossoff’s campaign, which he’ll formally announce Tuesday, makes him the fourth Democrat in the race against Perdue, a first-term Republican and former Fortune 500 chief executive with strong ties to President Donald Trump. He also becomes arguably the best known contender thanks to his nationally-watched campaign for Georgia’s 6th District.

Read more: https://www.ajc.com/blog/politics/breaking-ossoff-run-for-senate-georgia/S7S3FWCEDm7UY6J4gN6fSL/#

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 9, 2019, 10:27 PM

1. Good. Focusing on corruption is the key to defeating Republicans.

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Response to blm (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 05:44 PM

14. paper ballots help too

https://bradblog.com/Docs/CurlingRuling_GA_DREs_081519.pdf


if I understand correctly by 2020 the paperless dre will no longer be deciding the winners in Georgia,so that is a step in the right direction

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 9, 2019, 10:33 PM

2. I surely hope he can do it.

I think Stacey would have been a "shoe-in" but Ossoff ran a pretty good Congressional campaign so, my hopes are with him.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 9, 2019, 10:43 PM

3. Battle-tested and experienced

Should be a strong candidate

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 9, 2019, 11:40 PM

4. Stacey MIA

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Response to crazytown (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 06:06 AM

5. She's decided to focus her energy on fighting

voter suppression, something just as important.

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Response to crazytown (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 06:25 AM

6. With Isakson stepping down at the end of the year there will be another vacancy in GA

Am hoping she might consider that should there be a special election to fill out the term.

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Response to crazytown (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 06:52 AM

7. No, I get the feeling she is going to wait to run for Governor, or "Biden" her time until a VP

nominee announcement next July. For now she is working on fighting voter suppression, which must have the Republicans worried. She's not MIA.

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Response to crazytown (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 09:03 AM

8. Not at all. She's working on fighting voter suppression. (nt)

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Response to ehrnst (Reply #8)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 09:06 AM

10. She could walk into Isakson's seat

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Response to crazytown (Reply #10)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 09:06 AM

11. She may feel that voter suppression is a more pressing issue that needs her full attention. (nt)

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Response to crazytown (Reply #10)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 10:31 AM

12. It's Georgia

The state still is Red. Although it's not bright Red, it would still be a challenge.

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Response to crazytown (Reply #10)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 03:04 PM

13. Voter suppression is a more important problem in states like Georgia

She might be governor now without it.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 09:05 AM

9. And he's already got John Lewis's endorsemnent! (nt)

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