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Ossoff Gets Called Out on Campaign Finance

CNN’s Chris Cuomo pointed out that 95% of Ossoff’s donors came from out of state.

CNN’s Chris Cuomo called out Democratic congressional candidate Jon Ossoff for his hypocrisy on campaign finance reform on New Day on Tuesday.

Cuomo argued that an Ossoff win in Georgia’s 6th congressional district may make some think that the Democratic Party and its donors bought the seat.

In response, Ossoff repeated platitudes about campaign finance reform and the danger of money in politics. “I’m proud of the fact that my campaign is powered by small-dollar contributions. The average contribution to my campaign, Chris, is less than $50,” Ossoff said.

“Right, but you’re getting big money also, it’s just about whether it’s direct to the campaign or just used for a race, right?” Cuomo pointed out.

Ossoff refused to directly answer the charge, repeating his point about small-dollar contributions.

At the end of the interview, Cuomo called Ossoff out on his false claims. “I know you’re saying that this is a grassroots campaign, but is it true that 95 percent of your donors through March 29 came from outside the state of Georgia?” he asked.

Once again, Ossoff claimed that the average contribution to his campaign was less than $50, and stressed the necessity of raising money to defend against GOP attacks.