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Democrats’ Last-Minute Pitch in GA-06 is…Campaign Finance Reform?

A new 30-second ad backing Jon Ossoff in the special election is focused on an issue that drove Hillary Clinton’s campaign into the ground…

By NTK Staff | 04.10.2017 @4:12pm
Democrats’ Last-Minute Pitch in GA-06 is…Campaign Finance Reform?

With just over a week to go in the primary for Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District seat, vacated by Tom Price, the Democrat-aligned group End Citizens United is launching a last-minute ad campaign focusing on campaign finance reform.

The group is supporting Democrat Jon Ossoff, the 30-year-old former congressional staffer who is running in a field of nearly 20 candidates.

The ad, from End Citizens United, emphasizes Ossoff’s pledge to change the country’s campaign finance system while cleaning up corruption. Coming a week before the April 18 election, it’s aimed at motivating core Democratic voters to support the candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives.

“In Congress, Jon Ossoff will help end the rigged campaign-finance system, taking on special interests and calling out pay to play in Washington,” the ad says.

Putting aside the fact that Ossoff, if elected, will still find himself in the minority – and his ability to make any significant change to the campaign finance system will be a pipedream at best – it’s a strange issue to be running on in suburban Georgia.

In January, The Atlanta Journal Constitution asked Georgia voters: what is the most important issue facing Georgia today? Economy/Jobs was the top answer at 29 percent, quality of schools/education was at 10 percent, crime/public safety was at 8 percent, and health care was at 5 percent.

Unsurprisingly, “campaign finance reform” was nowhere to be found. End Citizens United refused to tell McClatchy how much the group is spending on this ad campaign.

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