Democrats on Thursday launched a wave of attack ads against Jon Ossoff’s GOP opponent in the special election runoff for a Georgia House seat, according to a new report.
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The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) hit Karen HandelKaren Christine HandelJon Ossoff to challenge David Perdue after winning Georgia Democratic primary The Hill’s Campaign Report: Bad polling data is piling up for Trump Ossoff within reach of Democratic Senate nomination in Georgia, but counting continues MORE in a $450,000 ad campaign deriding her as “just another career politician,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
“[She used] our tax dollars to pay for her luxury SUV, then jetted around on our dime,” the ad says of Handel’s tenure as Georgia’s secretary of state.
“Karen Handel, living the high life,” the commercial ends. “She’d fit right in in Washington.”
DCCC spokeswoman Meredith Kelly said the spot aims to illustrate Handel’s “losing repeatedly and living high on the taxpayer dime.”
Ossoff’s campaign will also launch a series of clips promoting the former congressional aide Thursday, the newspaper reported.
Ossoff and Handel will meet in a runoff in June after neither candidate captured a majority of the vote for an outright win on Tuesday.
The Democrat led a crowded 18-candidate field to replace Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.
Democrats heavily pushed Ossoff before Tuesday’s vote, casting the race as a referendum on President Trump in hopes of turning the reliably red district blue.
Trump repeatedly attacked Ossoff’s record before the vote, saying he would be a “disaster” in Congress.