As I had predicted,Ossoff lost in the GA-6 special election.
Not only did he lose, but it wasn’t particularly close:
President Trump’s hopes of steadying his presidency and his agenda on Capitol Hill were given a lift Tuesday when a Republican won a special congressional election in the Atlanta suburbs.
Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, retaining a seat that has been in GOP hands since 1979 after a grueling, four-month campaign that earned the distinction of being the most expensive House race in history.
Handel won by almost 11,000 votes and by more than four percentage points, and Ossoff failed to reach the 48 percent mark that he topped in the initial round of voting in April.
Handel’s win will bring fresh attention to a beleaguered Democratic Party that has suffered a string of defeats in special elections this year despite an angry and engaged base of voters who dislike Trump.
So, after over $50 million was spent in the district, Ossoff lost by about 3 times as badly as Hillary Clinton did to Trump in this district in November.
Just so you remember, Ossoff, unlike the other candidates in special elections, was opposed to single payer, and ambivalent on taxing the rich, and made his campaign about nothing.
BTW, the numbers in the above article are not the final ones. As Lambert Strether noted, “Ossoff loses GA-06, by 52.7 – 47.3 = 5.4% (Trump won the district by 1.5%). Not a good look.“
It should be noted that in all the other special elections, where candidates endorsed progressive positions and were ignored by the party establishment, significantly outperformed Hillary’s results in November.
How many times does the vacuous and empty 3rd Way have to fail before the Democrats take their soul out of hock to big money donors?
My guess is that this number is so big that if we were to use scientific notion, we would put the error term in the exponent as astronomers do.
The mainstream Democratic Party seems determined to pursue Rmoney voters, which is, like the bite of a dog into a stone, a stupidity.
After all, if they didn’t vote Obama in 2012, they aren’t voting for a Democrat ever.