Jon Ossoff to challenge David Perdue for US Senate Seat

The loser of the most expensive congressional race in American history will challenge Senator David Perdue in 2020. From Bluestein:

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 first appearance after the AJC reported his candidacy was MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell. His website has already been updated for the US Senate campaign.

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At least Ossoff will actually live in the district this time, unless he is registered to vote in Tennessee.


Ossoff’s soon to be 0-2 campaign record will hopefully end any thoughts he has of trying a third time.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

The lack of a winning record and hardly ever completing a term of office isn’t stopping Handel.

Will Durant
Will Durant

I would have figured him more for the Isakson seat special election melee. Trumpista Perdue could be vulnerable but at least this far out not to this guy.