6th Congressional District
Georgia’s 6th Congressional District is having a special election tomorrow. The previous representative, Tom Price, is taking a job in Donald Trump’s administration. The 6th District is one of the few political races going on now, and is getting national attention.
The race is a circus. Jon Ossoff is the Democratic leader, and seems assured of a place in the run off. Eleven Republicans are riding the clown car. Rosetta Stone, and the other companies who print Republican mailers, have sent PG an inch thick stack of propaganda.
Typical of the more-conservative-than-thou approach is a mailer from Keith Grawert. “Jon Ossoff: Nancy Pelosi in Disguise” “Just another vote for the Nancy Pelosi liberal elite” “…being bankrolled by Nancy Pelosi and her liberal allies” That last charge may have a bit of truth. Jon Ossoff has raised $8,320,693 for his campaign, far and away the spendingest candidate in the race. The leading Republican money dude is Dan Moody, with $2,025,263. The job pays $174,000 a year.
@realDonaldTrump “The super Liberal Democrat in the Georgia Congressioal race tomorrow wants to protect criminals, allow illegal immigration and raise taxes!” 10:31 AM – 17 Apr 2017
You can’t have a modern election without robo calls. PG makes it a matter of policy to #nevervotefor such players. Justin Hill has made two such calls, with one featuring Newt Gingrich… who has gone from Speaker of the House, to the speaker on the robo call. Keith Grawert and Bruce LeVell have made robo calls. Last, but not least, is a heart string tugging, anti abortion, message for Karen Handel.
Most polls show Karen Handel going into a runoff with Jon Ossoff. This is good news, and bad news. Karen Handel has a lot of negatives, and should be beatable. The bad news it that the 6th district is heavily Republican. This is a district where 53.7% approve of Trump’s job performance. The opera is not over until
Karen Handel the fat lady sings.
After the Susan B. Komen meltdown, PG posted a link to Red State, Karen Handel is an idiot. That site responded by giving PG a computer virus, 601 Database redigestation error. This is how the conservative movement does things.
If you live in the 6th district, be sure to vote tomorrow. The clown show will be mostly shutting down. The runoff will be sometime in June, by which time the political landscape may be completely different. Pictures today are from The Library of Congress.