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Failed House Candidate Jon Ossoff May Run for Georgia Senate

Ossoff’s $30 million effort in 2017 couldn’t win him a House seat, but the 31-year-old is not closing the door on running statewide.

By NTK Staff | 12.14.2018 @12:01pm
Failed House Candidate Jon Ossoff May Run for Georgia Senate

Jon Ossoff, the Democrat best known for losing a special election to Rep. Karen Handel (R-GA), is mulling a run for Senate, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Ossoff spent $30 million in his losing effort, but at just 31 years old, he apparently isn’t ready to leave the political arena just yet. Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) is up for reelection in 2020, and Ossoff is reportedly considering challenging him.

Since losing that epic contest last year, Ossoff has tried to keep up his profile. He crisscrossed Atlanta’s suburbs to support legislative candidates, including several who worked on his campaign.

He’s called on [2018 gubernatorial candidate Stacy] Abrams to challenge Perdue in two years though he hasn’t ruled out his own bid. …

Ossoff was dodgy about direct questions about his next step, saying he would “think really carefully” before making up his mind.

Abrams’ name has come up repeatedly as a potential challenger to Perdue, as well. It’s not yet clear whether the gubernatorial candidate is interested in another statewide run, but she lost to Gov.-elect Brian Kemp (R-GA) by just 55,000 votes.

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