Hollywood celebrities just found out they have no real influence over the voters… and they’re steaming mad about it
The runoff election for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District in suburban Atlanta was described as a national referendum on President Trump.
It may actually have turned out be a referendum on Hollywood, with the victory of Republican Karen Handel over Democrat Jon Ossoff on June 20 by about four percent. Handel will be sworn in on June 26 at which time she will become the first-ever congresswoman from Georgia.
Ossoff, a documentary filmmaker and congressional staffer, raked in millions of campaign donations from liberals in the entertainment industry and Silicon Valley but he still lost to the former Georgia secretary of state and chair of Fulton County Board of Commissioners in the most expensive House contest in history. Ossoff had “nine times as many donors from California than from Georgia,” PJ Media noted.
Ossoff even got slightly fewer votes than the virtually unknown, unfunded Democrat who challenged incumbent Dr. Tom Price, now Health and Human Services secretary, in November.
Hollywood was all-in for Ossoff with little to no effect, otherwise known as an epic fail. In fact, the celebrity intervention may have turned off potential Ossoff voters. According to the very liberal New Yorker magazine, “The G.O.P. high command depicted Ossoff as a puppet of Hollywood celebrities and Nancy Pelosi, who, according to the Journal-Constitution poll, has a ninety-one-per-cent disapproval rating among local Republicans