We’re three weeks away from the Georgia special election to fill the open House seat of Tom Price, who moved up to be secretary of Health and Human Liabilities. By all accounts it is a very tight race in a district that Trump carried by a narrow margin, meaning it is winnable by either side. It’s one of those suburban districts where Trump is not especially popular even with many Republican voters, so if the election can be made into a referendum on Trump, the well-funded Democrat, Jon Ossoff, probably wins. But if the election can be turned into a referendum on “the Resistance,” maybe the Republican, Karen Handel, will win.
It is nice to see the Republican campaign apparatus exploiting Kathy Griffin’s “art project” to point out to voters how crazy the left is today, and to suggest to Democrats that there are consequences for the acts of their celebrity supporters. Ossoff’s campaign is crying foul and demanding the ad be taken down, which shows that it is effective. Good for Republicans for hitting back twice as hard.