Democrat upstart Jon Ossoff — a fan favorite among liberal entertainers in Hollywood — is pleased as punch with the results yesterday of his run for the Sixth Congressional District in Georgia.Which is really, REALLY weird seeing as how he actually lost the race.
Yes, that’s right, a nutty liberal failed to win the votes needed to meet the threshold and avoid having a runoff election in June, yet is for some reason celebrating.Because, well he’s a Democrat.
And here he is, celebrating a “victory for the ages” (at around the 40-second mark).
The Washington Free Beacon is reporting, Ossoff, as expected, was the top vote-getter by a wide margin in the special election to fill Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District, but he pulled in shy of the 50 percent mark that would have won him the seat outright.
When the results were projected by CNN and others early Wednesday morning with 95 percent of the votes counted, Ossoff was at 48.6 percent.
Coming in behind Ossoff in the eighteen candidate race was Republican Karen Handel, Georgia’s former secretary of state who ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2010. Handel pulled away from the crowded Republican field, receiving about 20 percent of the vote, and will now face Ossoff one-on-one in June.Missing from Tuesday’s vote tally is a vote from Ossoff, who was running to represent Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District despite the fact that he is not currently one of its residents.
Handel said before the results of the election were known that she was proud that there was a “competitive campaign” between Republican candidates, and criticized Ossoff as the beneficiary of a “coronation.”
Ossoff’s failure to settle the election on Tuesday comes despite over $8 million that was raised by his campaign, which was seen by Democrats as the first chance to make an electoral statement after the defeat it was dealt last November.Republicans seized on Ossoff’s record-breaking fundraising numbers by pointing out that the money came almost entirely from out-of-state sources, such as Hollywood celebrities Chelsea Handler and Rosie O’Donnell.
Money was not the only form of support that came from outside of Georgia. MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt reported on Monday that volunteers were traveling from as far as Berkeley, California, to help Ossoff break 50 percent in the special election.
Gee, doesn’t sound like much of a big “victory,” does it?
This was supposed to be a landslide, an indictment against Trump that would show the country wasn’t really on his side and things weren’t going to go well in 2018.
Yeah, that’s not what happened at all. But truth never stops the spin machine.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]