by Jason DeWitt | Top Right News
The most expensive Congressional election in U.S. history — with 90% of funds spent by the Democrat side — has just been called.
Jon Ossoff was called the “Trump slayer” by liberals — promoted by the mainstream media, and lavishly funded by billionaire George Soros and dozens of Hollyweird celebrities.
$22 MILLION was spent by the Left. Now the results are in, and for Democrats it is a big, EPIC FAIL.
GOP nominee Karen Handel is the new U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 6th district, in a crushing defeat for the left-wing.
The votes are tallied and the race has been called:
— Decision Desk HQ (@DecisionDeskHQ) June 21, 2017
And it wasn’t even close. After the media called Ossoff ahead and the likely winner for weeks, Handel won handily…by at least 5%.
And this after all of Hollywood gave MILLIONS to Ossoff, and even campaigned for him in the state!
CNN projects Republican Karen Handel wins the special Congressional election in the Georgia 6th, beating Democrat Jon Ossoff.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) June 21, 2017
Projection: Karen Handel (R) has defeated Jon Ossoff (D) in #GA06.
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) June 21, 2017
Let the liberal-trolling memes begin…
— Pamela Moore (@Pamela_Moore13) June 21, 2017
Handel Wins! pic.twitter.com/G4BvWbxvLK
— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) June 21, 2017
Check it out (via POLITICO):
The special election mushroomed into a nationally watched barometer of Trump’s first five months in office, with anti-Trump Democratic donors from around the country sending a record $23 million-plus to Ossoff’s campaign and Handel trying to keep longtime Republicans behind the party in Georgia’s 6th District, a one-time Republican stronghold that Trump carried by less than two points in 2016. The candidates and outside groups spent over $50 million combined during six months of campaigning.
Handel’s team successfully portrayed Ossoff as “Pelosi’s guy” which painted him in an establishment light and depicted him as too liberal for the moderate voters of the Georgia district.
Speaker Ryan’s super PAC, Congressional Leadership Fund, spent a record-breaking amount on the race as well.
Ossoff has campaigned as a moderate cost-cutter and has held small leads in most public surveys of the special election. But polls have been closer in the final week of the race, and Handel was optimistic she would win the seat, which Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price held for years for the GOP before resigning to join Trump’s Cabinet. Republicans currently have a 24-seat edge in the House of Representatives.
Democrats saw the seat as a high-priority race, largely because a W for Dems in the Republican stronghold district could mean momentum for upcoming races in 2018.
Ossoff came under brutal scrutinies relevant to his personal life that made it difficult for voters to take him seriously—particularly the fact that Ossoff didn’t live inside the district.