Democrats on Thursday launched a wave of attack ads against Jon Ossoff’s GOP opponent in the special election runoff for a Georgia House seat, according to a new report.
“[She used] our tax dollars to pay for her luxury SUV, then jetted around on our dime,” the ad says of Handel’s tenure as Georgia’s secretary of state.
DCCC spokeswoman Meredith Kelly said the spot aims to illustrate Handel’s “losing repeatedly and living high on the taxpayer dime.”
Ossoff’s campaign will also launch a series of clips promoting the former congressional aide Thursday, the newspaper reported.
Ossoff and Handel will meet in a runoff in June after neither candidate captured a majority of the vote for an outright win on Tuesday.
The Democrat led a crowded 18-candidate field to replace Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.
Democrats heavily pushed Ossoff before Tuesday’s vote, casting the race as a referendum on President Trump in hopes of turning the reliably red district blue.
Trump repeatedly attacked Ossoff’s record before the vote, saying he would be a "disaster" in Congress.