A brief note: As sad I am about the passing of Editor in Chief Jon Richards, I couldn’t add anything worth reading to the eloquent and moving tributes written by so many others. He was a good man, one who I respected and admired, and I will miss him. I am pretty certain, though, that he would not want me or any of the other contributors to let up in covering Georgia’s special grade of political shenanigans. Politics never sleeps. May God keep him close while we carry on.
It’s Open Season on Jon Ossoff, and Judson Hill has fired the latest shot, accusing him of being an “Anti-Gun Liberal™” in a mailer.
There’s also a report out of the Washington Free Beacon that Ossoff may have padded his resume a wee bit:
“After claiming for months he had five years of experience as a congressional national security staffer with top-secret clearance, Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff has now admitted that he had clearance for just five months.”
AJC Political Insider Greg Bluestein has also posted a timeline showing that Ossoff’s campaign ads may have oversold his qualifications.
What’s clear is that Democrats are almost all behind Ossoff, in terms of national money and celebrity support. He’s been blessed by Congressmen Hank Johnson and John Lewis. The old Clinton adage about “Democrats fall in love, Republicans fall in line,” is proving true in Georgia’s 6th District.
But it IS Georgia’s 6th, a solidly red and reliably Republican District. And while Democrats may be fired up about young star power, it’s a long way from 40% to 50%+1.