Post by Logan on Apr 20, 2017 4:27:27 GMT -6
No let up: A new volley of attack ads aims for Ossoff in Georgia 6th
More than $14 million worth of ads have already flooded Georgia’s 6th District. And with a June 20 runoff looming, outside groups are readying another volley.
The Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC with ties to Paul Ryan, was quick out the gates with a digital spot that depicts Ossoff as a creation of Nancy Pelosi. It’s one of a string of advertisements linking Ossoff to the House Democratic leader, who polls abysmally in the conservative-leaning north Atlanta district.
The timing of the ad is a reminder that voters will hardly have a respite after the Tuesday special election. Ossoff fell just short of the majority-vote he sought, but declared a “victory for the ages” after performing about as well as Donald Trump in the district.
He faces Republican Karen Handel, a former Georgia secretary of state, in a head-to-head matchup in June that will test his campaign in new ways. She’ll be backed by the CLF, which has already spent nearly $3 million on attack ads and field organizers to bog down Ossoff’s numbers.
Read more: politics.blog.ajc.com/2017/04/19/no-let-up-a-new-volley-of-attack-ads-aims-for-ossoff-in-georgia-6th/