The Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC endorsed by House Republican leadership, released an ad Tuesday against Georgia Democratic congressional candidate Jon Ossoff, tying him to San Francisco liberals.
The ad, titled "Thank You, Georgia," sheds light on Ossoff's strong backing from West coast liberals, alluding to the fact that 95 percent of his campaign donors live outside of Georgia, with the strongest concentration living in California.
"We already have Nancy Pelosi as our congresswoman. Now you're going to give us Jon Ossoff as our congressman," one man said.
"We're proud that California is the leading funder of the Jon Ossoff campaign," said a woman wearing a Pelosi/Ossoff pin.
"We're really excited that Jon Ossoff likes higher taxes," another woman added.
"Thank You, Georgia" is the first CLF TV ad in the runoff election in Georgia's sixth congressional district and will air in the Atlanta media market starting Tuesday. It is part of CLF's $6.5 million independent expenditure campaign in Georgia's sixth district.
Along with the advertising, CLF has built up an operation of 90 full-time field staff going door-to-door targeting 200,000 households.
"Jon Ossoff's out-of-touch, liberal agenda belongs with Nancy Pelosi in San Francisco, not Georgia's sixth district," CLF Executive Director Corry Bliss said. "West coast liberals may be thanking Jon for running by trying to funnel millions of dollars to his campaign, but Georgians know better when it comes to Nancy's hand-picked candidate, because the sixth district is not for sale."
Ossoff will face off against Republican Karen Handel, Georgia's former secretary of state, on June 20 in the runoff election for the seat vacated by Tom Price.
Price vacated his seat to serve as President Donald Trump's secretary of health and human services.