After the DCCC spent thousands on TV ads attacking his opponent, it turns out Jon Ossoff is vulnerable to the very same attacks…
Democrat Jon Ossoff really, really wants voters to know about travel expenses incurred by his Republican rival, former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel.
His campaign, and allies at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), have put up ads, planted stories, and generally bemoaned relatively minor costs incurred by her office from nearly a decade ago. Those costs, by the way, were determined to be “in line” with both her position and her predecessor’s expenses by Atlanta NBC affiliate 11Alive News.
What Ossoff is less eager to talk about is his own overseas trips while serving as a congressional aide. The Atlanta Journal Constitution has more:
Democrat Jon Ossoff took a trio of trips abroad paid for by outside groups while he was a congressional aide.
The trips took place while he was a staffer to U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson and cost at least $14,000. They include a 2011 venture to Turkey sponsored by the Turkish Coalition of America, a 2011 trip to Taiwan paid for by the Taiwanese government and a 2012 journey to Liberia and Ghana funded by the Atlanta-based CARE charity.
The trips listed above are not mentioned in the DCCC ads attacking Handel.
In what has become the most expensive House race in U.S. history, Ossoff and his allies may have just dropped thousands in TV ads that are sure to backfire on their own candidate.
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