Republican groups hoping to thwart Democrat Jon Ossoff’s 6th District bid think they’ve found a sweet spot by linking him to Nancy Pelosi – and they’re showing no sign of letting up.
At least a half-dozen attack ads so far have tied Ossoff to the House Minority Leader, including the web video launched Thursday by the National Republican Congressional Committee that features “Jon and Nancy.”
It features a picture of Ossoff flying back from a Washington fundraiser hosted by Pelosi and quotes from newspaper clippings mentioning her name.
More Pelosi ads are bound to launch ahead of the June 20 runoff against Republican Karen Handel. After all, it’s the second hit just this week featuring the California congresswoman.
The Congressional Leadership Fund debuted a TV ad Tuesday featuring folks dressed up as hipsters and hippies praising Ossoff as “one of us.”
“We already have Nancy Pelosi as our Congresswoman,” says one, “now you’re going to give us Jon Ossoff as our Congressman.”
Ossoff has dismissed those attacks as “smears” from a predictable GOP playbook.
“I’ve been taking that artillery for months,” Ossoff said in a recent interview, “and outperformed significantly on April 18.”