Last night’s stunning loss by Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District does not bode well for Democrat Jason Crow in Colorado’s Sixth Congressional District. Neither Ossoff nor Crow live in the districts they hope or hoped to represent. Like Crow, Ossoff downplayed the fact that he doesn’t live in the district and couldn’t vote for himself. From the Washington Free Beacon:
“Ossoff has downplayed his inability to vote for himself, saying that he lives just ‘down the street’ from the district. When his campaign was told by volunteers that a big voter concern was that he didn’t live in the district, it directed them to say that ‘he lives three blocks away from the district.'”
The Free Beacon also found that Ossoff doesn’t live a mere three blocks from GA-6, but six miles and it took the reporter two hours to walk into the district.
But where Ossoff lives is now the least of the Democratic Party’s problems. This was the most expensive House race in history, with an estimated $30 million spent by Ossoff or on his behalf and $18 million spent by Handel or on her behalf. That means that Democrats (largely out of state) spent almost twice as much as Republicans did to end up with a nearly four-point loss.
Even worse, in the New York Times‘ election coverage, in which all their political reporters and editors were salivating at the idea of a referendum on President Trump’s agenda, deputy editor Jonathan Weisman said this:
“If Handel wins by more than two percentage points, I think Democrats will in fact be pretty demoralized. There are A LOT of districts that are closer than Georgia’s Sixth, but they will still be asking, man, what do we have to do?”
But here’s the worst part. With such a so-called righteous and so-called compelling message for the people (allegedly), why can’t Democrats find a candidate to run within the boundaries of these districts. Is the Democratic bench that shallow?