Ossoff Facing Off Against Multimillion Dollar Opposition Fund


JON OSSOF |Photo Credit: Rolling Stone|

Jon Ossoff, the Democrat’s Congressional nominee for Georgia’s 6th District, is not just battling for votes in this June 20th runoff election. He is in a high stakes skirmish against one of fattest opposition funds around. The Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF) out of Washington, D.C., has dedicated millions – $5,923,919.27 to be exact – in opposing the 30-year-old millennial and former Congressional aide.

Ossoff hopes to take the House seat vacated by the HHS Secretary Tom Price. The special election in Georgia pits him against Karen Handel, who is receiving support from this same fund, though in much smaller dollar figures.

The latest polls show a tight race with Ossoff ahead by two points in the WSB-Landmark Communications poll.

The CLF was seeded by a $20 million contribution last fall by Sheldon and Miriam Adelson, stalwart GOP patrons. Although defined as nonpartisan by its FEC filing, the entity collects money to either support GOP House candidates or oppose Democratic challengers for House seats.

Below is an itemization of CLF contributions collected in opposition to Ossoff:

OSSOFF, T. JONATHAN 03/01/2017 1098528.10 201704069052044506
OSSOFF, T. JONATHAN 03/22/2017 1124555.00 201704069052044506
OSSOFF, T. JONATHAN 03/27/2017 32322.02 201704069052044507
OSSOFF, T. JONATHAN 03/28/2017 64400.00 201705119053522498
OSSOFF, T. JONATHAN 03/28/2017 66673.00 201705119053522498
OSSOFF, T. JONATHAN 03/31/2017 13154.88 201705119053522481
OSSOFF, T. JONATHAN 03/31/2017 32322.02 201705119053522481
OSSOFF, T. JONATHAN 04/03/2017 26842.50 201705119053522482
OSSOFF, T. JONATHAN 04/03/2017 36878.68 201705119053522482
OSSOFF, T. JONATHAN 04/05/2017 6545.00 201705119053522483
OSSOFF, T. JONATHAN 04/05/2017 32309.15 201705119053522484
OSSOFF, T. JONATHAN 04/06/2017 32807.50 201705119053522483
OSSOFF, T. JONATHAN 04/10/2017 36892.81 201705119053522484
OSSOFF, T. JONATHAN 04/12/2017 3425.00 201705119053522485
OSSOFF, T. JONATHAN 04/13/2017 21750.00 201705119053522486
OSSOFF, T. JONATHAN 04/13/2017 33550.00 201705119053522485
OSSOFF, T. JONATHAN 04/24/2017 42500.00 201705119053522488
OSSOFF, T. JONATHAN 04/24/2017 63083.00 201705119053522487
OSSOFF, T. JONATHAN 04/26/2017 5350.19 201705119053522489
OSSOFF, T. JONATHAN 04/26/2017 175000.00 201705119053522486
OSSOFF, T. JONATHAN 05/08/2017 2777973.00 201706089056421452
OSSOFF, T. JONATHAN 05/10/2017 12500.00 201706089056421452
OSSOFF, T. JONATHAN 05/19/2017 11292.18 201706089056421458
OSSOFF, T. JONATHAN 05/19/2017 44705.00 201706089056421456
OSSOFF, T. JONATHAN 05/19/2017 47056.04 201706089056421455
OSSOFF, T. JONATHAN 05/25/2017 9766.94 201706089056421456
OSSOFF, T. JONATHAN 05/26/2017 23892.26 201706089056421460
OSSOFF, T. JONATHAN 05/30/2017 3140.00 201706089056421459

Donations to Karen Handel are far less hefty, which indicates CLF donors are more comfortable opposing Ossoff than supporting the GOP nominee. (Source: FEC)

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