In the most expensive congressional race in American history, Republican Karen Handel has handily defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff who had a massive fundraising advantage and the support of leftist elitists in Hollywood very similar to those who supported Hillary Clinton.
With 81% of precincts reporting, Handel holds a sizable lead over Ossoff by five percent, 52.5% to 47.5%, enough of a margin that Decision Desk HQ has declared Handel the winner, and a much larger margin than what polls had previously predicted.
There just is not enough mail in votes for Ossoff.
We project that Karen Handel has WON #GA06
— Decision Desk HQ (@DecisionDeskHQ) June 21, 2017
Ossoff received a whopping 97.5 percent of his fundraising haul from outside the State of Georgia, with roughly $55 million being raised between the candidates.
As of May, Ossoff held a massive fundraising advantage, as the New York Times reported. Out of the $28 million raised by the campaigns themselves (the rest of the $55 came from PACs), $23.6 million was raised by Jon Ossoff with only $4.5 being raised by Karen Handel.
Some of the funniest messages on Twitter, as people began to capitalize on another Democrat humiliation, included:
— Cristina Laila (@cristinalaila1) June 21, 2017
How is Jon Ossoff going to ever show his face again in #GA06.
Oh wait, he doesn't even live there!! pic.twitter.com/7wFtRoPS9L
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) June 21, 2017
Republicans successfully labeled Ossoff as a Nancy Pelosi liberal, a label that apparently stuck.