It seems the biggest insult you can say about someone wanting to represent us in Washington is that the candidate represents Washington, not us. That’s the charge being leveled by Republicans at 6th district frontrunner Jon Ossoff.
For example, here’s what Karen Handel said at Wednesday’s debate, “Let’s be realistic, $4 million was not raised in $10, $20, $30 increments. It is being bankrolled by Nancy Pelosi and the liberal left.”
Ossoff’s response: “I’m proud that I have built a diverse coalition that spans the political spectrum here in Georgia.”
11Alive can now verify where Ossoff's money is coming from. Ossoff’s campaign finance disclosures were released on Thursday, and 11Alive reporter Matt Pearl pored over them.
The data comes straight from the Federal Election Commission. The overall fundraising numbers are shocking, but so is the amount of fundraising that has come from outside our state.