Democrats roar back on air with new pro-Ossoff blitz

Democrats revived an all-out TV blitz on Thursday for Jon Ossoff’s bid for Congress with the launch of a wave of attack ads on Republican Karen Handel after a brief post-election pause.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee put $450,000 behind an ad that slams Handel as “just another career politician” and questioned her use of public funds while she was Georgia’s secretary of state.

And Ossoff’s campaign, restocked with more than $500,000 in donations after Tuesday’s vote, also said it will resume a barrage of ads propping up the former congressional aide on Thursday.

The commercial, combined with an anti-Ossoff ad Wednesday from a GOP group, are a sign of what’s to come. The more than $14 million spent on ads ahead of Tuesday’s special election is just the beginning of a proxy fight between national Republicans and Democrats in what could be the most expensive special election on record.

The DCCC ad hits some of the same themes that Club for Growth and other conservative critics used to slam Handel in the first round of the vote. They deride her as a political wannabe and claimed she used “our tax dollars to pay for her luxury SUV then jetted around on our dime.”

The ad ends thusly: “Karen Handel, living the high life. She’d fit right in in Washington.”

The SUV hit is a familiar one for Handel; it also came up in the Senate race. As secretary of state, she often drove herself in a Lexus SUV rather than take a state car, and was reimbursed about $580 a month. Her campaign  has said she owned the car before she won statewide office.

DCCC spokeswoman Meredith Kelly said the ad will help Ossoff stay on the offensive – and that there’s more in the works against a candidate “best known for two things: losing repeatedly and living high on the taxpayer dime.”

More: Handel, Ossoff enter next phase in Georgia special election

Watch the ad below, and get ready for even more TV spots:

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Ken Couey
Ken Couey

It does look like they will do anything to win. Jail would be a good place for a lot of them.

Pete Paulsen
Pete Paulsen

Yes95% of the campaign fund for ossoff is reported to be from the out of state Hollywood types and illegal sources such as the Clinton Foundation.

Robert Head
Robert Head

Ossoff is not eligible to run he doesn't live in the district that he is running for. Ga law states that you must have lived 1 year in the district that you are running for. Ossoff does not live in the district and has not for many years. He does not have proof of living in the district in the past few years and that makes him ineligible to run or be considered for the position.

Kaysie Blankenship Hart
Kaysie Blankenship Hart

Funded by Hollywood Left extremist and carrying the the Muslim Vote. Evil in the making

Ellie Gratz
Ellie Gratz

There is no bigger danger to the Republican agenda than a Democrat who has firmly moved toward the center. A candidate who is always decent in tone and character, and who brings with him a healthy dose of education and competence.

Joanne Ward Lutes
Joanne Ward Lutes

I am sorry to realize there some very rude, spastic, self absorbed people in GA.

Kevin Post
Kevin Post

How many times has Trump played golf as President of the United States? Since taking office on Jan. 20, 2017, Mr. Trump has reportedly been on the grounds of his golf courses 19 times since becoming President, and that's as of April 16.

Ruthie Brown
Ruthie Brown

Before Newt Gingrich, a Senator from Griffin, GA, held that District, YES Spaulding County. Just look it up and see.

Ruthie Brown
Ruthie Brown

The money, The \U0001f4b0 money, the \U0001f4b0 money, complaints, that's All You got?

Ruthie Brown
Ruthie Brown

His girl friend, his girlfriend, his girlfriend, All You Without Sin, cast The First Stone!!? We All have Sinned and Fall Short of the Glory of God. Judge not that you not be judged!!!!?!

Ruthie Brown
Ruthie Brown

STOP letting the dummies on The news channels speak for you. GOOGLE some information on your own.Look it up and be informed​ correctly!

Teresa Nichols
Teresa Nichols

I HOPE WHICH EVER ONE WINS IS SUPPORTING THE LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA RECREATIONAL USE IN GEORGIA. MAYBE ALL YOU OLD FARTS THAT THINK IT BAD TO LIVE WITH SOMEONE WITHOUT GETTING MARRIED IVE BEEN SHACKING UP FOR 30 YEARS AND PROUD OF IT, JUST LIKE GOLDIE HAWN, WHAT A PAPER IS GONNA CHANGE SOMETHING NOT, WE PRAY TOGETHER WE PLAY TOGETHER WE GOT A CHILD TOGETHER, WE'VE BOUGHT TOGETHER. NOTHING WE CAN OR CAN'T DO WITH OR WITHOUT A PAPER. AND YES WE BELIEVE IN GOD ,JESUS CHRIST OUR SAVIOR, WE JUST DON'T NEED ANYONE TELLING US WHAT TO DO, except God ,remember in those days marriage wasn't documented at the court house, in Gods eyes we are married together as one.

Teresa Nichols
Teresa Nichols

SAY NO TO JON OSSOFF , SOME ONE NEEDS TO FIND OUT WHICH ONE SUPPORTS LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA RECREATIONAL AND END PROHIBITION ON MARIJUANA COLORADO HAD SALES AT THE END OF. 2016 THAT WAS TAXED $5.4 BILLION DOLLARS. OUR STATE NEED THAT FOR , ROADS, SCHOOLS, VETERANS, HOMELESS, COLLEGE GRANTS, MAKING GEORGIA A BETTER PLACE TO BE. COLORADO AND CALIFORNIA HAVE SHOWN BY LEGALIZING MARIJUANA THAT THE OPIATE ADDICTION IS DECLINING THAT'S WHAT WE NEED WHEN PEOPLE WHO WANT OUR NATURAL PLANT HAVE TO GET IT ILLEGAL THAT'S WHEN THERE OFFERED DANGEROUS DRUGS. MARIJUANA IS A 100PERCENT NATURAL PLANT THAT'S BEEN GROWING SINCE THE BEGINNING THAT HAS MEDICAL BENEFITS AND IS A BETTER LEGALIZED REPLACEMENT THAN ALCOHOL WHICH THE END OF ALCOHOL PROHIBITION WAS AFFECTIVE IN HELPING REVENUE FOR THE ECONOMY ECONOMICALLY. TIME HAS CAME FOR MARIJUANA TO DO THE SAME WITH THE REVENUE AND TAXES. END PROHIBITION ON MARIJUANA NOW GEORGIA

Stephi Davis
Stephi Davis

GO JOHN, GOOO! Ossoff's so far ahead of Handel! 48+% 71,970+. Handel 18% 12,340!?! John's got this, Folks! We're going to take down all republicans from here on out! Stupidity, Lieing, Repugnant sinister #45, NO MORE B.S! All crook's are done here.

Stephen Tzarphati Bailey
Stephen Tzarphati Bailey

So the most recent DCCC (Democrat) political ad for Ossoff says that Handel will fit right into the Washington Elite........which really is saying they want Ossoff to join that Washington Elite & pull the Liberal Line for any & all legislation. Hypocrite much???????

Lynn Bearden
Lynn Bearden

Democrats Roar !\U0001f632\U0001f632\U0001f605\U0001f605\U0001f605\U0001f605\U0001f605\U0001f605\U0001f606\U0001f606\U0001f602\U0001f603 that might be the funniest thing ive seen all day....

Steve Britt
Steve Britt

I'm so sick of Ossoff's adds I change the channel as soon as I see them. Screw the lying chump!

Star Green
Star Green

Voting Republican only wanna sale slaves let's not go backwards

Monte Poitevint
Monte Poitevint

Yeah, we need a baby-butchering commie to represent the people of Georgia. Without carpetbagger money he wouldn't even be in the news.

Jeanette Vaughn Rogers
Jeanette Vaughn Rogers

THIS MORON LYING DEMOCRATS WHO KNOWS YOUR ARE SUPPOSE TO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT YOUR RUNNING IN DOES NOT LIVE IN THE 6TH DISTRICT AT ALL HE LIVES WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND LOL, HE'S GETTING FUNDING FROM RUSSIAN NAZI GEORGE SOROS AND SATANS HOLLYWOOD MORONS DO YOU REALLY WANT A MORON LIKE THIS IN YOUR DISTRICT HELLO WATCH OUT FOR CORRUPTION AT THE VOTING POLLS THAT'S WHAT DEMOCRATS DO BEST CHEAT AT THE POLLS,

Brandy Tucker Lmt
Brandy Tucker Lmt

Nutcase. He grew up in the 6th. Get your panties out of that wade you little snowflake.

Shelley Lange Rahiya
Shelley Lange Rahiya

Newt didn't live in the Sixth. Didn't hear you in ALL CAPS then dude. Chill.

Anthony Byerly
Anthony Byerly

Never happen, that little Marxist doesn't stand a chance!!!!

Ashford Schwall
Ashford Schwall

Had enough of little Jonny and his counterculture self. He should move to California where he can kiss Nancy's ossoff.

Barbara Austen Cheng
Barbara Austen Cheng

Big money on the Republican side as Karen Handel ads pop up all over my feed. And you can bet that money comes from some pretty nasty corporate interests looking to line their pockets at our expense. That money for those Handel ads sure didn't come from me or anyone else I know in the 6th. The last person we want representing us is an uneducated incompetent unprofessional woman who created a national scandal over breast cancer - what should have been the least political issue in the universe. Karen Handel nearly destroyed Komen. Jon Ossoff was born and raised in the 6th, is an educated person unlike Handel, and has worked in Washington. Sorry but one's Education matters. Ossoff is a critical thinker who will look closely at policy before considering ALL constituents - not just those who share his personal views. And I could care less who funds his ads because I know Jon Ossoff will fight for our environment, public education, consumer rights, affordable healthcare and services we rely on - rather than fighting for his billionaire handlers like every other Republican.

Lesa Cunningham
Lesa Cunningham

Yeah right Barbara just what we need another Hollywood dem mentoring under the brilliant & esteemed hank Johnson

Lynn Bearden
Lynn Bearden

Ossoff is a whiny #$%, snotty nose obama lover, pelosi bought, hollywood sent , liberal know nothing !! The same type of person thats ruined states like California.... No Thanks !

Ken Couey
Ken Couey

Barbara the last thing any of us needs is a democrat like you telling us what we do or don't need. So shut up and find your quite spot and leave us winners running things for a while

Mike Hausmann
Mike Hausmann

And if by a miracle he wins, the poor voters in the 6th, with help from Hollywood and Daily Spaz, get an inexperienced member of the minority for the near future who will lose in 2018.

Roger K. Osborne
Roger K. Osborne

You mean inexperienced like TRUMP ! lol This kid is a lot freaking smarter than Rump !

Marilyn Durbin
Marilyn Durbin

And lots of somali refugees to vote democrat and ruin your neighborhood

Stephen Alexander
Stephen Alexander

Is this boy going to get an apartment in the 6th District before the June runoff? Even CNN suggested that. can he move out of his girlfriend's place long enough to run for office?

Stephen Alexander
Stephen Alexander

Shelley Lange Rahiya He really cares? That is the liberal qualification for everything, isn't it? He is devoid of relevant experience. He finished school in 2013 and makes videos now. Why can't the Democrat party get a better candidate?

Edwina McInnish
Edwina McInnish

Sad to say it really doesn't matter in a federal election. It would take a constitutional amendment to get it changed. It is different in state level elections, though.

Stephen Alexander
Stephen Alexander

Legally speaking, you're right. But many people do care, and those people may be persuaded not to vote for him.

Stephen Alexander
Stephen Alexander

Roger, you don't seem to be in the 6th District. Why do you care? You don't have to live with his lack of experience. Anyway, he will lose in June.

Josie Redwine
Josie Redwine

Stephen Alexander did you care that Gingrich lived outside the 6th? Or is it only an issue for Democratic candidates?

Stephen Alexander
Stephen Alexander

Josie Redwine, I haven't found where Gingrich lived when he was elected to 6th district. Where did he live when he was elected first? The district has been redrawn once or twice since he was elected. I wasn't here when he was elected, in 1978, were you? Do you know for a fact that he was outside the district when he was elected?

Will Jones
Will Jones

So tribal racist Jon Ossoff is fornicating with his fellow tribe member. Tay-Sachs on the way? They can only be with their own because from birth they're inculcated in a satanic cult psychosis that teaches them all not of their Khazar (non-Semite) blood are "sub-human animals," "Goyim," "a mindless herd of cattle" their duty is "to lie to, cheat, rob, enslave, and kill, with impunity" because they are "gods chosen by God to rule the world." Their psychosis is passed down to try to compensate for their ancestors' having been hired by Rome from their cities of Gog and Magog to perform impalements (viz. "crucifixions" in Latin) for "tens of thousands" of Christs and Christ Immanuel for being convicted under codified Roman law for "sedition," to deny Caesar was God. Read our prophet and founder Mr. Jefferson's "Homage to Reason" letter to his nephew, Peter Carr. That's why they are driven to join America's JFK-assassinating, 9/11-committing satanic ruling false-elite and support White-slaving tribal racist False Zion even though only America fulfills Isaiah's given signs for Zion.

Ruthie Brown
Ruthie Brown

Those WORDS ARE SO IRRELEVANT, OH I mean, not important. And I love me some JESUS!