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How Ryan's super PAC stopped an Ossoff upset

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2620629Washington Examiner:

The Republican Party avoided a demoralizing upset Tuesday when it forced Democrat Jon Ossoff into a special election runoff to fill a vacant conservative Georgia House district.

 

Ossoff finished first in a crowded field dominated by Republicans. But he appears to have fallen short of 50 percent, and must advance to a runoff where his Republican opponent will be favored to win the suburban Atlanta seat formerly held by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

 

It's the expected outcome in a district held by the GOP since Newt Gingrich captured the 6th in 1978. Yet, it was hardly certain three weeks ago, when the super PAC aligned with House Speaker Paul Ryan urgently stepped in with millions in money and manpower.

 

"If we had waited another couple of weeks, it would have been too late," said Corry Bliss, executive director of Congressional Leadership Fund, in an interview in which he shared the super PAC's strategy.

 

On March 24, strategists with CLF reviewed results from a fresh opinion poll the group conducted in Georgia's 6th district. They were concerned by what they saw.Scissors-32x32.png


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2620629Washington Examiner:

The Republican Party avoided a demoralizing upset Tuesday when it forced Democrat Jon Ossoff into a special election runoff to fill a vacant conservative Georgia House district.

 

Ossoff finished first in a crowded field dominated by Republicans. But he appears to have fallen short of 50 percent, and must advance to a runoff where his Republican opponent will be favored to win the suburban Atlanta seat formerly held by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

 

It's the expected outcome in a district held by the GOP since Newt Gingrich captured the 6th in 1978. Yet, it was hardly certain three weeks ago, when the super PAC aligned with House Speaker Paul Ryan urgently stepped in with millions in money and manpower.

 

"If we had waited another couple of weeks, it would have been too late," said Corry Bliss, executive director of Congressional Leadership Fund, in an interview in which he shared the super PAC's strategy.

 

On March 24, strategists with CLF reviewed results from a fresh opinion poll the group conducted in Georgia's 6th district. They were concerned by what they saw.Scissors-32x32.png


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2620629Washington Examiner:

The Republican Party avoided a demoralizing upset Tuesday when it forced Democrat Jon Ossoff into a special election runoff to fill a vacant conservative Georgia House district.

 

Ossoff finished first in a crowded field dominated by Republicans. But he appears to have fallen short of 50 percent, and must advance to a runoff where his Republican opponent will be favored to win the suburban Atlanta seat formerly held by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

 

It's the expected outcome in a district held by the GOP since Newt Gingrich captured the 6th in 1978. Yet, it was hardly certain three weeks ago, when the super PAC aligned with House Speaker Paul Ryan urgently stepped in with millions in money and manpower.

 

"If we had waited another couple of weeks, it would have been too late," said Corry Bliss, executive director of Congressional Leadership Fund, in an interview in which he shared the super PAC's strategy.

 

On March 24, strategists with CLF reviewed results from a fresh opinion poll the group conducted in Georgia's 6th district. They were concerned by what they saw.Scissors-32x32.png


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