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BY: David Rutz
Former Democratic congressional candidate Jon Ossoff is considering a 2020 run for the U.S. Senate in Georgia.
Ossoff - Election - Day - House - Race
Ossoff, who will be 33 on Election Day in 2020, lost the most expensive House race ever last year in a special election for Georgia's 6th Congressional District after Tom Price left to become the secretary of Health and Human Services. If Ossoff won the Democratic nomination, he would challenge Sen. David Perdue (R., Ga.), a first-term lawmaker and strong ally of President Donald Trump.
The former video journalist trotted out what the Atlanta Journal-Constitution described as a "populist" message during a town hall Thursday in northeast Georgia:
Politics - Student - Debt - Empire - Trillions
"There’s more and more cynical politics. Student debt is skyrocketing. We’re still maintaining this unfathomably large empire that costs trillions of dollars," he said. "We’re doing nothing for crumbling infrastructure at home. And we wonder why there’s so much anger."
He added: "It’s because the people in charge are squandering the power and wealth entrusted in them to make our lives better."
Activists - Door-to-door - Areas - Georgia - Democrats
Activists fretted to Ossoff about going door-to-door in the conservative areas of Georgia where Democrats are anathema, but Ossoff said, "if we become so afraid of each other that we won’t knock on each others’ doors, that’s the road to ****."
Ossoff came up short in his race against Rep. Karen Handel (R., Ga.) despite a flood of outside money in the suburban Atlanta district. He was hampered in part by not living in the district he...
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