Here’s the latest news out Georgia courtesy of Greg Bluestein from The Atlanta-Journal Constitution:
A new @cygnal poll of likely Democratic primary voters shows Senate candidate @ossoff within striking distance of winning next week’s primary outright. He’s at ~49%, Tomlinson at 16%, Amico at 8%. About 24% undecided. #gapol #gasen pic.twitter.com/apZ7veTO3q— Greg Bluestein (@bluestein) June 2, 2020
I have to say, I’ve been impressed with how Ossoff has been running his campaign. He’s shaken things up since his last bid for Congress:
The arc of Jon Ossoff’s bid for the U.S. Senate this year was shaped partly by his last run for public office, a campaign three years ago that dominated national political attention and shattered fundraising records.
In a contest cast as a litmus test of President Donald Trump’s popularity in the suburbs, the political newcomer soon became a hero to Democrats who funneled roughly $30 million into a campaign he narrowly lost to Republican Karen Handel.
The rough-and-tumble race, and the intense media scrutiny scouring his college videos and experience, helped forge a more confrontational candidate. Now 32, Ossoff said the abiding lesson is that he won’t hesitate to clash with U.S. Sen. David Perdue or other Republicans.
“I learned never to be intimidated from telling my own story and touting my own accomplishments by the inevitable partisan smears that will come from super PACs in Washington,” Ossoff said. “I’ve been through the fire. I no longer care what they say about me.”
Here’s just an example of the direction Ossoff has taken his campaign:
We need BOLD & IMMEDIATE criminal justice reform in America.— Jon Ossoff (@ossoff) June 1, 2020
We need a New Civil Rights Act.
(this video from a town hall in Columbus, Ga., 2/24/20) pic.twitter.com/TDskp1kcla
Along with money and momentum, Ossoff also keeps picking up more local endorsements:
Columbus City Councilwoman Reverend Valerie A. Thompson (District 4) endorsed investigative journalist and media executive Jon Ossoff, who is challenging Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.).Reverend Thompson joins Jerry “Pops” Barnes as the second member of Columbus’ City Council to endorse Ossoff.
“Beyond a doubt, Jon Ossoff is the most qualified person to run for U.S. Senate. Jon’s leadership abilities, his record fighting crime and corruption, and his compassion and enthusiasm for others make him the best candidate,” Rev. Thompson said. “Jon has done it all, and in all he does, Jon exemplifies honesty, fairness, and thoughtfulness. Jon will use those qualities to create a better balance for all. We need Jon, and Jon needs you!”
And Ossoff is pushing hard to get out the vote:
‼️ There are only 4️⃣ days left of early in-person voting before the June 9 election.— Jon Ossoff (@ossoff) June 2, 2020
🗣 Your vote is your voice — and it’s needed more than ever!
💻 Visit https://t.co/uFmArOmNZ4 to find early voting locations near you.
📞 If you have ANY questions, call 888-730-5816.
I really like all three of our top Democrats running for Senate but I am leaning heavily towards Ossoff getting the nomination. The primary is June 9th. Click below to donate and get involved with Ossoff or the Democratic candidate of your choice: