The campaign of Jon Ossoff, a Democratic congressional candidate in #GA06, appears to have sent an email to supporters saying that Nate Silver, founder and editor of FiveThirtyEight, made the statement that the road to winning back the House starts with #GA06. A photo of the email’s headline was posted to Twitter with at tag back to Nate Silver:
Nate Silver took exception to that statement…because he didn’t say it. Although, he put it a little more colorfully (Warning: somewhat strong language below the fold):
This is not the first time Ossoff has been caught stretching the truth. He, at best, over-inflated his credentials as having five years of national security experience. Politifact rates it as a “half-truth” whereas former UN Ambassador John Bolton doesn’t it buy it at all. That’s not to say that Ossoff is the first (or the last) to pad a resume to look more appealing, but Democrats are desperate to flip a very Republican district in a special election. That’s why you see the dump trucks dumping millions of dollars into Ossoff’s campaign coffers on the off-chance he’s actually successful.
Election Day is next Tuesday, so there’s time for him to conjure up another false narrative for a trifecta.