Less than 24 hours after losing in the Georgia special election, John Ossoff went on the attack against big money in politics – despite the fact that he ran the most expensive campaign in history.
The Daily Caller reported:
Democrats raised and spent $23 million in favor of Ossoff’s bid against former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel, and a combined $50 million was spent in the race overall. The second most expensive congressional race was between former Reps. Allen West and Patrick Murphy. The two candidates combined spent $29.6 million in the race that ousted West from the lower chamber of Congress.
“The role of money in politics is a major problem and particularly the role of unchecked anonymous money,” Ossoff told NPR host Rachel Martin in a Tuesday morning interview. “There have been super PACs in Washington who have been putting up tens of millions of dollars of attack ads in here for months now.”
The young Democrat appeared to understand the irony of his statement and offered that the intense fundraising was a result of the current political climate after the Citizens United Supreme Court decision that allows for greater political funding.
“When you have that kind of an environment, it’s necessary to raise the resources to fight back,” he said. “I’m proud of the fact that my campaign has raised that money in small-dollar contributions, on average less than $50.”
Ossoff’s comment is very hypocritical of the fact that the majority of his funding came from several groups and big super PACs.
Most of his campaign funds didn’t even come from the State of Georgia!