We remember Democrat Jon Ossoff who raised a record amount of money for his 2017 special election in Georgia’s 6th District, a race he lost to Republican Karen Handel. Though winning the special election and overcoming his $31.6 million treasury, Ms. Handel could not hold the seat in the regular election, losing a one-percentage point result to current Rep. Lucy McBath (D-Marietta).
Now Mr. Ossoff is toying with another candidacy, but this time it’s for the US Senate. Ossoff confirmed he is considering challenging Sen. David Perdue (R) now that 2018 gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams (D) has decided not to run for the Senate. Already in the Democratic primary is Columbus former Mayor Teresa Tomlinson and several minor candidates.
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