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Ossoff Struggles to Explain Why He Doesn’t Live in Georgia’s Sixth

Ossoff doubles down that his residency doesn’t matter to voters in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District.

Democrat Jon Ossoff yet again struggled to explain why he doesn’t live in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District, which he is running to represent, during an interview on MSNBC on Tuesday.

MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle asked Ossoff why he doesn’t just move to the Sixth Congressional District, with every vote counting in Tuesday’s special election that is razor close.

“Well Steph, voters just aren’t asking me this question. Voters are asking me what I’m going to do to improve our local economy,” Ossoff told Ruhle. “Frankly, if this is the best argument my opponents have against me, I’m feeling good about the outcome tonight. I grew up in this community. As you mentioned, I live a couple of miles down the road to support my fiancee while she finishes medical school.”

Ruhle followed up by pointing out to Ossoff that since the special election where Ossoff got 48.1 percent of the vote, he has only gone up a few tenths of a percentage point, according to Real Clear Politics average of polls conducted in the district, despite the considerable amount of money Democratic groups have poured into the race.

“If you look back on this, and things are that tight, wouldn’t you say to yourself, just get an apartment in the district, this race counts so much,” Ruhle asked Ossoff.

“Well, if voters were raising that as a serious concern, Steph, maybe I would. But voters care about how policy and how representation is going to impact their daily lives,” Ossoff responded. “They know I grew up here in this community. They know I grew up in the Sixth District. They know why I’m a couple miles south of the line. It’s just not a major issue in the race.”