Last updated on August 27, 2020
Senate Majority PAC, the top Democratic Super PAC involved in Senate races, will spend $7.2 million on ads in September aimed at defeating Republican Sen. David Perdue of Georgia, as his race against Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff has turned into one of the most competitive in the country.The massive new television ad reservation reflects the Democrats' increased hopes of flipping the historically conservative state this fall.“Jon Ossoff has built a strong campaign to put this seat in play, and our newest investment will expose the real David Perdue for his long history of putting his own interests over the needs of Georgians,” SMP President J.B. Poersch told CNN.
Perdue deserves to be taken down, especially for this:
In late July, Perdue’s campaign tactics came under scrutiny when the first-term Republican senator published a Facebook ad that enlarged Ossoff’s nose — a classic antisemitic stereotype. A spokesman for Perdue told The Forward, which first reported on the image, that the edit was “accidental” and the ad would be removed from the site.
But Ossoff wasn’t buying it. “This is the oldest, most obvious, least original antisemitic trope in history,” the 33-year-old Democratic candidate wrote in a Twitter statement when the ad was publicized by national media outlets. “Senator, literally no one believes your excuses.”
Perdue did not mention the ad in his responses to the JI questionnaire, which includes a question asking candidates whether they believe there is a concerning rise of antisemitism, including in their own party.
It’s clear Democrats know Perdue is vulnerable and can be beaten so we have to keep up the momentum to flip Georgia Blue. Click below to donate and get involved with Ossoff, Warnock, Biden and their fellow Georgia Democrats campaigns:
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