Republicans Begin To Circle Support Around Karen Handel

Georgia Republicans are beginning to rally around #GA6 Republican candidate Karen Handel. Governor Nathan Deal’s camp didn’t waste time circling support around Handel with Deal’s Chief of Staff Chris Riley taking to Twitter yesterday.

Senator Johnny Isakson also threw his support behind the Republican candidate yesterday:

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Pres. Trump to Karen Handel: Oh–You’re Welcome.

President Trump is claiming credit for ensuring no Republican won in last night’s CD-6 race.

I suppose it’s a badge of honor that you can cause a ten-point swing in an election. But usually, only, you know, if your party benefits from said change.

Or maybe a loss is a win if you have the right alternative facts.

Pres. Trump Makes Articulate, Fact-Based Analysis of CD-6 Race

Just kidding, we all know that’s impossible.

Instead, President Trump relied on his usual bombastic and semi-conspiratorial scolding (AKA: his most presidential sounding voice) to predict Republicans will win on Tuesday. Anyone want to hazard a guess if he even knows who the Republicans are? Methinks he has no clue.

New #GA06 Poll Shows Expensive Bloodbath For Third Place

A poll released this morning by FOX5/Opinion Savvy shows exactly what everyone expected: A bloodbath among the candidates for third place. Fox5/Opinion Savvy polled 437 likely voters with a MOE of 4.6%. Election Day is next Tuesday (4 days away!) so let’s take a moment to dissect this poll. Continue reading “New #GA06 Poll Shows Expensive Bloodbath For Third Place”

Jon Ossoff, Jared Kushner, And A Disgusting Anti-Semite Running For Congress

Jon Ossoff, a liberal Democratic candidate for Congress, would be Jared Kushner’s puppet because they’re both Jewish according to one Republican opponent.

Of course that’s not exactly what Mohammad Ali Bhuiyan wrote, but that’s exactly what he implied. Between grammatical errors and misspellings, Bhuiyan took his antisemitism to a new level in the quest to set himself apart from his 17 opponents.

This is what he wrote on his campaign Facebook page:

Dear Friends:

Some of you said that you wanted to send a message to Washington. Don’t you think that you can send the biggest message to Washington by sending a Brown, South Asian and a Muslim Ameriacn Congressman? Just think of the mangnitude of the impact that you can have. This will giive hope and strength to all of us.

I am not affriad of standing up to anyone.

As you know, Jon Ossoff (an Orthodox Jew) has already accepted millions from special interest groups and will be under the control of Jared Kushner (Trump’s Son-in-Law) and in turn under the control of Donald Trump.

Thanks.
Please vote for Mohammad Ali Bhuiyan today.

This isn’t where Bhuiyan’s antisemitism started.

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The Latest RNC Ad Targeting Jon Ossoff is Out

With the first round of the Congressional District 6 special election just six days away, the RNC is dropping a new attack ad against Jon Ossoff. Is the RNC worried about Ossoff surpassing 50 percent of the vote in the first round or that he will win the runoff? When you win a bright red Kansas congressional district by just 7 points, it might be something to consider. Let us know what you think in the comments.

I’m For Karen. You Should Be Too.

I haven’t exactly made it a secret that I’m a supporter of Karen Handel. Karen is a friend. That’s not why I’m supporting her. If you’ve been around the block a few times, you learn in this business that sometimes you have to tell your friends you can’t support them. And why. This isn’t one of those occasions. I support Karen without hesitation or reservation. I do so not because of our friendship, but because she’s the best person for the job.

We became friends sometime in late 2009 or early 2010. Or at least, that’s when we met. It’s almost impossible to become friends with someone in the midst of a campaign. Campaigns are good for networking; For picking up acquaintances who have shared goals. When the campaigns are over, goals often diverge. That’s when you find out who your friends are. I have about a quarter century experience with this.

That campaign for Governor was tough. Likely too tough. I started out without a candidate, eventually choosing Karen about a month before the primary. Things got personal. At times it was Karen against the world. She didn’t do what was easy. She didn’t bend in the face of overwhelming pressure to ease up. She stood on the principles she believed in until the end. She went down swinging. If something is worth fighting for, it’s the only way to fight. Continue reading “I’m For Karen. You Should Be Too.”

Ossoff’s Campaign Caught Stretching The Truth Again

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):

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Pro-Handel Ad Disputes Gray’s Anti-Handel Remarks in #GA6

We are hearing that Ending Spending, Inc. is planning to spend $700,000 to run a pro-Handel TV ad between now and Tuesday. The ad touts Karen Handel’s financial success as Fulton County Chair by eliminating a $100 million deficit and balancing the budget, all without raising taxes. The ad also states that she helped to create tens of thousands of jobs.

The ad stands in stark contrast to Bob Gray’s claims that Handel does not have a record of managing finances.