MSNBC: Democrats ‘Grumbling’ About Ossoff Blowing Money on TV Ads

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Democratic operatives are upset with the way Jon Ossoff spent his campaign war chest in the lead-up to the special election in Georgia's sixth congressional district, according to an MSNBC report.

MSNBC reporter Kasie Hunt told the "Morning Joe" panel that Democrats resented Ossoff's decision to spend more than $8 million on television advertisements rather than party building on Wednesday.

"Ossoff spent over $8 million on one House seat, almost all on broadcast television. A lot of people think that's kind of an outdated way to win a race like this and that that's money that could have been very well invested in party building," Hunt said. "I was getting kind of snarky notes behind the scenes from Democratic operatives all night last night."

"TV ads, I'm sorry, that is so 1996. If you spend $8 million on TV ads, with all due respect to our network, that's just a stupid way to spend money," co-host Joe Scarborough responded to the report.

Ossoff was unable to cross the 50 percent threshold in Tuesday's special election to win the race outright. He will face Republican Karen Handel in a runoff in June. The race is to replace former congressman Tom Price, who resigned when he became secretary of health and human services.

Nick Bolger

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Nick Bolger is a Media Analyst for the Washington Free Beacon. He is from southern Michigan. Nick graduated from Miami University with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science in 2015.

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