Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Now the contest goes to a straight up vote between Ossoff who got 49 percent and Karen Handel, the top GOPer, who came in second with 20 percent. Handel is something of a piece of work. In 2012, when she worked at the breast cancer group the Susan B. Komen Foundation, she was responsible for getting its board to end grants to Planned Parenthood. When that news leaked out, Komen lost 22 percent of its funding for the next year. Komen's base of women supporters rose up in outrage. Handel quickly resigned. It sure would be nice to see Jon Ossoff thwart her electoral ambitions.
For me, it means I'll be on the receiving end of a couple of additional months of Ossoff's fundraising emails. I know the guy needs the money, but whatever email consulting firm Ossoff is using sure is annoying.
But hey, email annoyance is a small price to pay for an additional, unexpected Democratic Congressional victory.
Resist and protect much.