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Watchdog Group: Georgia Congressman Aided Ossoff’s Campaign in Official Capacity

The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust filed an ethics complaint Monday that could hurt Ossoff’s campaign…

By NTK Staff | 04.24.2017 @10:15am
Watchdog Group: Georgia Congressman Aided Ossoff’s Campaign in Official Capacity

Did Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) break ethics rules and then try to cover it up? According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, it appears so.

The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) filed an ethics complaint Monday that argues Johnson posted links benefiting Jon Ossoff’s effort to win his campaign in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District. Johnson represents Georgia’s Fourth Congressional District, and Ossoff is a former Johnson aide.

The group points to links to recent Atlanta Journal-Constitution stories about Ossoff and 6th District voting that were recently featured on Johnson’s official website. The links were removed over the weekend, shortly after the AJC requested comment for this story.

The House Ethics Manual states a lawmaker’s official website “may not include personal, political or campaign information.”

Despite deleting the links after the AJC inquired, Johnson’s office did not respond to requests for comment, nor did Ossoff’s campaign.

Ossoff, who does not live in the district in which he’s running, is in a runoff with Republican Karen Handel, Georgia’s former secretary of state. Despite spending millions on the race, Republicans received more votes than Democrats in the crowded 18-person jungle primary.

The runoff between Ossoff and Handel is set for June 20.

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