Walker calls in reinforcements for home stretch of campaign in Georgia runoff for Senate
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MARIETTA, Ga. – Hours before the polls closed Wednesday morning in the Georgia Senate special election between two Republicans, GOP nominee David Perdue released his first television ad of the campaign, hammering Democrat Jon Ossoff for his Democratic background and pointing out how he is his Republican opponent’s neighbor in the Atlanta suburbs.
As they were leaving the polls, Ossoff supporters chanted “Vote Ossoff, Vote Ossoff,” while they gave high fives to those who came out to work the polls. They handed out leaflets urging voters to show up and vote for Ossoff and handed out leaflets urging voters to show up and vote for Perdue.
In a field of 21 candidates, Ossoff had to jump through a lot of hoops this week to get out the vote because he was in a crowded special election race. His campaign spent $5 million and worked with about half of the other candidates on the race. Ossoff has tried to cast himself as a moderate, moderate to conservative, but he has been criticized this campaign by GOP operatives who say his policies would hurt the party in a bad way.
He has tried to cast himself as a moderate, moderate to conservative, but he has been criticized this campaign by GOP operatives who say his policies would hurt the party in a bad way.
“We’ve got an opportunity to hold their feet to the fire. They will not be able to hide from it. They will be on defense all the way to November,” said Perdue at a news conference outside the polls with Ossoff’s running mate.
He had to get out the vote, but, he said, it was a good learning experience.
“We’ve got to put some heat on them to make sure they understand we’ve got a lot to do,” he said.
“I was impressed with what Jon Ossoff could accomplish this evening. I