“There has definitely been a significant bias from the local media like nothing like I have ever experienced. But I intend to have the last laugh when I win tomorrow.” – Karen Handel, phone Interview with Breitbart News, 6/19/17
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported last night that
Republican Karen Handel staved off a furious challenge from Democrat Jon Ossoff on Tuesday in a race to represent a suburban Atlanta seat in Congress, as the GOP and President Donald Trump avoided an embarrassing defeat in the most expensive U.S. House contest in history.
A former Georgia secretary of state, Handel emphasized her experience and roots in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District to defeat Ossoff and keep a seat that’s long been held by Republicans in GOP hands. She becomes Georgia’s first female Republican member of the U.S. House.
Her victory will be cast as a win for Trump, who campaigned for Handel and hurled a string of antagonizing tweets at Ossoff. And it could buoy jittery GOP incumbents who worry that allying with Trump in competitive districts could doom them.
She overcame stiff opposition from Ossoff, a 30-year-old investigative filmmaker who fast became a rising Democratic star. With a carefully calibrated message, Ossoff shattered fundraising records as he appealed to liberals infuriated by Trump and GOP voters frustrated at Washington gridlock.
His huge fundraising hauls – he raised at least $23 million – kept his message on metro Atlanta’s airwaves and allowed him to target irregular voters and others who rarely cast ballots for Democrats. And a legion of more than 12,000 Ossoff volunteers inundated the district with appeals to vote. But in the end, the money and Democratic energy wasn’t enough to overcome the district’s Republican underpinning.
Once a fervent anti-establishment candidate, Handel ran in this contest as a traditional conservative voice who backed Trump and his top priorities while saying she won’t be an “extension” of the White House.
She also relentlessly attacked Ossoff as an inexperienced stooge of national Democrats funded by out-of-state interlopers. At every turn, she sought to remind voters that Ossoff lived outside the district and that his values were “3,000 miles away.”
Handel won the conservative-leaning district, which stretches from the outskirts of Marietta to north DeKalb County, by running up big margins in GOP strongholds in places such as east Cobb County and Milton where Republicans have long thrived.
She also was able to overcome concerns with Trump across the territory. The president only narrowly carried the district in November, and polls showed him with weak approval ratings. But after keeping him at arm’s length early in the race, she aggressively embraced him after she landed a spot in the runoff in April.
The race – which cost more than $50 million – was over little more than a short-term lease to fill the remainder of former U.S. Rep. Tom Price’s term. She’s likely to face another tough Democratic challenger in November 2018, although Ossoff has said he hasn’t yet decided whether he’ll run again.
So, how did a 30 year-old “investigative filmmaker” come up with a 23-million dollar Campaign Fund?
Hooray for Hollywood!
Last night on Fox News’ “The Five”, the panel talked about Ossoff’s Left Coast Fan Club…
Greg Gutfeld pointed out similarities between Russia attempting to undermine the American presidential election, and coastal liberals trying to affect a House race in Georgia.
Democrat Jon Ossoff, who does not live in the sixth district, faced Karen Handel (R) for the seat vacated by HHS Secretary Dr. Tom Price (R).
Gutfeld said donations to Ossoff came from 7,000 Californians and 800 prospective constituentes.
He said Hollywood celebrities like Chelsea Handler and George Takei dumped money into Ossoff’s campaign.
Gutfeld said the media is obsessed with Russian meddling in national elections.
“How is this not similar?” he asked. “How is California not Russia and Georgia not America?”
He called it a case of “aristocratic outsiders instructing the rubes on how to vote – undermining an election thousands of miles away.”
Large sums of money also came from the New York metro area as well as wealthy New England enclaves like Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.
Gutfeld called the phenomenon on the Democrat’s side “a giant valium” in the wake of their major losses in 2016.
Jesse Watters called Ossoff a “carpetbagger” who “parachuted” in to represent the Pelosi wing of the Democratic Party in a district once represented by staunch conservative Rep. Newt Gingrich (R).
As I wrote yesterday, the Democrats are Masters of Collusion, having schemed to take Trump down, both before and after the 2016 Presidential Election, by any means necessary, including getting the Russians involved in an attempt to defame Trump. When that didn’t work and Trump was elected, they came up with the lie that Trump was the one doing the colluding. This set off a 7 month-long National Temper Tantrum by American Liberals, which has resulted in violence to Trump Supporters and a disruption in the business of rebuilding our Sovereign Nation.
All of the minions working within the Propaganda Arm of the Democratic Party, known as the Main Stream Media, have been pushing this election in the state of Georgia as if it was some sort of measuring stick of how well-liked and how good a job that Trump is doing as President of the United States of America.
Like a factory worker feverishly purchasing a Power Ball ticket on a Wednesday Afternoon, the purveyors of Faked News viewed Ossoff as their ticket to the Promise Land, the first step in their Quixotic Quest to remove Donald Trump from the Presidency and somehow magically install the “rightful winner” Hillary Clinton.
Americans haven’t seen such a maniacal display since Captain Queeq lost his strawberries.
Unfortunately for the Perpetually Aggrieved, the voters of Georgia did to them exactly what America’s Voters did to them on November 8, 2016: they ignored the opinions and the money of the Democratic Coastal Elite and voted their conscience.
This election was a “Bellwether”, alright.
It indicated that Americans still believe that the Democrats stink on ice.
Until He Comes,