Jon Ossoff loses Georgia election to Karen Handel despite Hollywood help

Hollywood came to Georgia, and lost.

Democrat Jon Ossoff lost his bid on Tuesday night against Republican Karen Handel in Georgias Sixth District special congressional election, despite the vociferous subsistence of several celebs.

The seat, which was previously held by former Republican Tom Price, who is now President Trumps Secretary of Health and Human Services, had garnered serious attention from Democrat, who were hoping the 30 -year-old political upstart could leverage celebrity endorsements to help the party reclaim lost momentum.

It didn’t work.

Actor Samuel L. Jackson, who helped create a radio ad advising voters to flip the seat, paved the style for Hollywood to get behind Ossoff.

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Rosie O Donnell, Jane Fonda, Jessica Lange, Sean Daniel, Connie Britton, Sam Waterston, and Kyra Sedgwick were some of many stars who donated to Ossoffs campaign, while others, like Alyssa Milano, volunteered to go doorway to door in the suburban Atlanta district.

Comedienne Chelsea Handler famously invited nearly 7 million followers to get out and vote for Ossoff on April 11 th even though the Georgia congressional election wasnt taking place until April 18 th.

The New Yorker reported Ossoff, a documentary filmmaker, created nearly$ 2 million by March since proclaiming his candidacy in early January. He also received online supporting from actress Debra Messing and Star Trek icon George Takei.

However, Ossoffs celebrity connection may have led to his downfall.

Variety reported several weeks ago that the Congressional Leadership Fund made an ad that attempted to link Ossoff to Kathy Griffin in the midst of a backlash over the comediennes use of a bloody mask of Trump in a controversial photo shoot.

Ossoffs campaign did object the place. The publishing added the only connection Griffin had to his campaign was that she retweeted a supportive statement about his candidacy.

Griffins image was use again in another place from Principled PAC. With last weeks shooting at a Republican congressional baseball practice, their ad claimed the unhinged left is endorsing and applauding shooting Republicans.

Despite his celebrity subsistence, Ossoff insisted on his campaign site that his objective was to help the people of Georgia.

Our team has taken down human traffickers, uncovered dozes of corrupt officials around the world and uncovered inhumanities committed by ISIS in Iraq, he announced. Previously, I was a senior national security staffer in the U.S. Congress, working with our military and intelligence community to hold Georgians safe while investigating wrongdoing by government contractors.

During five years as a Congressional aide, I learned how to get things done in Washington, he added. On Capitol Hill and as a journalist, Ive learned how to expose and fight the abuse of power. I will use my experience and all of my energy to fight for Georgia.

Ossoff took to Twitter on Tuesday night to thank his supporters 😛 TAGEND

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