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Georgia GOP District Chairman On Scalise Shooting: ‘The Shooting Is Going To Win This Election For Us’

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Georgia GOP District Chairman On Scalise Shooting: ‘The Shooting Is Going To Win This Election For Us’

The Republican Party chairman in Georgia’s 11th Congressional District, Brad Carver, said that the GOP baseball shooting will result in a GOP win in the state’s special House election, The Washington Post reported.

Carver said the shooting will drive moderates and independents to vote for Republican Karen Handel, according to the Post.




“I’ll tell you what: I think the shooting is going to win this election for us,” Carver told the Post Saturday. “Because moderates and independents in this district are tired of left-wing extremism. I get that there’s extremists on both sides, but we are not seeing them.”

“We’re seeing absolute resistance to everything this president does,” Carver continued. “Moderates and independents out there want to give him a chance. Democrats have never given this president a chance.”

The Hill added:

“A Georgia campaign ad is tying Democrat Jon Ossoff to the shooting, saying that Ossoff’s election would continue violence from the left. Both campaigns have spoken out against the ad.

Ossoff is leading Handel by nearly 2 points in the latest poll in Tuesday’s election for the open 6th District seat, which is expected to be the most expensive House election in U.S. history.”

The campaign of Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff has swelled to over 12,000 volunteers who have knocked on over half a million doors as they hope to hand their party a major victory in a key race being viewed as a critical referendum on President Trump.




“The [get-out-the-vote] effort is huge and critical,” Ossoff told a small group of reporters Sunday at his Chamblee field office.

“We’re doing everything we can to make sure folks know when and where to vote and how and making the case for fresh leadership given what’s going on in Washington and that sending another career politician to D.C. ain’t going to change anything.”

“It is thanks to the thousands of volunteers who have been knocking on doors for so long that we are poised to win this thing on Tuesday,” Ossoff told volunteers and supporters as he stopped by his Sandy Springs office Saturday afternoon, with cheers of “Flip the Sixth” following him.

“This is going to be an extraordinarily close election and it’s going to be a late night on Tuesday,” he said. “Every vote will count.”

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