Wednesday, February 1, 2017

This is the first congressional election of the Trump era. Winning it would send shockwaves through Congress

Friend, on Saturday, good-hearted Americans across the country flooded to our nation’s airports to protest Donald Trump’s cruel and inhuman ban on refugees and Muslim immigrants. One of them was investigative filmmaker Jon Ossoff, who sped to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the busiest airport in the country. Ossoff went with the two men who mentored him when he served as a congressional aide, Reps. John Lewis and Hank Johnson, so that they could all add their voices to the cause of those vindictively harmed by Trump’s shameful executive order.

Ossoff is also running for Congress so that he can join his mentors—and the resistance to Trump on Capitol Hill. He’s running in a special election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, the seat that Rep. Tom Price—Trump’s point man for destroying Obamacare—will soon vacate. This district, located in suburban Atlanta, is traditionally conservative turf, but it also reacted with great hostility to Trump: After Mitt Romney carried it by a 61-37 margin four years ago, Trump only won it 48-47 last year.

This is the first congressional election of the Trump era and flipping it from red to blue would send shockwaves through Congress.

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Keep fighting,
David Nir, Political Director
Daily Kos

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