February 23, 2017 / In The News

McClatchy: Democrats hope Trump backlash begins in this ruby-red House seat

By: Alex Roarty

Ossoff has become a darling of progressive activists across the country since announcing his intention to run for the seat. The former congressional aide who now runs a company that produces investigative documentary films has earned the endorsement of civil-rights icon Rep. John Lewis and has already raised – according to his campaign – $1.85 million.

On Wednesday, he earned the endorsement of the End Citizens United, a progressive organization dedicated to overturning the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, which allowed for corporate spending on political campaigns.

Tiffany Muller, executive director of End Citizens United, said the group endorsed Ossoff in part because they considered him a viable candidate.

“We have these really encouraging signs about how much money he has and how excited our grassroots members are,” Muller said.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the political arm of the House Democratic caucus, has also chipped in, planning to pay for nine staffers to help organize rank-and-file voters on the ground in the district.

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