Democrat Jon Ossoff leads all candidates in the race to fill Tom Price seat in Georgia’s sixth congressional district seat.

jon ossoff
Democrat Jon Ossoff Leads in Race to Fill Tom Price Sixth District Seat

Ossoff leads by 32% in the crowded race, with Republican Karen Handel in second place at 25%. I have written a lot about Ms. Handel and urge voters to look at her history. She was bad for Georgia as a secretary of state and she’s bad for our state as a lawmaker.

The poll, conducted by zpolitics and Clout Research, also shows Johns Creek Councilman Bob Gray in third place at 11%.

Price, who is now the Health and Human Services secretary, easily won reelection, but Donald Trump only beat Hillary Clinton in that district by less than two points. We believe that a strong Democratic candidate could flip the state blue.

Ossoff recently picked up an endorsement from End Citizens United:

“We need an anti-corruption reformer like Jon Ossoff in Congress to lead the fight against President Trump and his allies, who are doubling down on a rigged system,” said Tiffany Muller, Executive Director of End Citizens United.  “Since taking office, Trump has surrounded himself with mega-donors and corporate special interests, and his policies cater to their needs.  Jon Ossoff will put the needs of Georgia families ahead of big money and push for reforms to our campaign finance system so it works for everyone.  Our members are passionate about these issues and eager to get to work electing him to Congress.”

Rep. John Lewis also endorsed Ossoff, saying, “We should unite behind Jon and send a clear message that Donald Trump doesn’t represent our values.” You will recall that Donald Trump attacked Rep. Lewis in a shameful series of tweets after the civil rights icon said he was not a legitimate president.

Ossoff, who is John Lewis’ former intern and aide, says he’s running as an opponent of Donald Trump.  He said, “Donald Trump is an embarrassment and a threat to prosperity and health, justice, and security in the Sixth District,” the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.”  “I’m running to stop him and to fight for our community in Congress.”

Read more about Jon Ossoff at ElectJon.