Jon Ossoff Spent 7.6x More Than Handel Per Vote...For Nothing

Tyler Durden's picture

Last night's special election for Georgia's 6th District was historic for many reasons, not the least of which was the shear amount of money that flowed into the race.  As we pointed out last night, Jon Ossoff spent a staggering $22 million dollars versus only $3 million for Handel...all for a seat where candidates usually spend about $1 million each.



Unfortunately, it wasn't enough as Ossoff still lost...resulting in a devastating waste of $176 per vote, or roughly 7.6x more than what Karen Handel spent.  Oops.



Of course, as The Mercury News pointed out yesterday, Ossoff received nearly 9x more donations from California than from Georgia, a testament to how this special election morphed into a national contest for Democrats with Nancy Pelosi leading the fundraising charge.

Between March 29 and May 31, Ossoff reported receiving 7,218 donations from California, dwarfing the 808 donations he received from Georgia. In the nine Bay Area counties alone, he received 3,063 donations in the same time period.


Those are only a fraction of Ossoff’s total donations, as he doesn’t have to report contributions from people who give less than $200 in total. In addition, many of the individual donations include the same people giving to his campaign multiple times.

All of which reminds us of another race that had a 'surprising' outcome...

Campaign Spending

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hedgeless_horseman's picture


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We must disintermediate The Fourth Estate. 


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takeaction's picture

Dems/Libs are great at taking other peoples money (That they did not earn)  and pissing it away....




More Proof right here...

Dukes's picture

Ossoff's loss has put a big smile on my face.
It's almost encouraging to see

remain calm's picture

He gets to sit on the Hilary Clinton Loser Advisory Board

AllTimeWhys's picture

"It's not about the money, It's about sending a message"


-The Joker

SoDamnMad's picture

How about we look into where the moneycame from.  Perhaps from some illegal sources. Money launderign to buy influence.

And who was this judge (I want aname) that signed the order to allow Dekalb County to stay open an extra half hour when no problems were apparent there? How do you spell corruption?

Did illegals vote or people vote often?  What is required to cast a vote in DeKalbCounty.

Forget about Democrats fixing this voter fraud.  Verifiable paper ballots with ID and proof of citizenship would be RACIST, therefore we will never get them as long as Democrats have any power.  Never mind that Guyana requires ID + proof of citizenship + an address check.  Guyanans can't be racist  because they aren't white.

nmewn's picture

De dimz were just showing off their well known proficiency at wasting other peoples money. I read somewhere that for the money they pushed into the middle of Ga6 and set on fire while dancing around it nekid in some long forgotten pagan ritual involving chicken bones & eye of newt...(lol)...they could have funded 6 different candidates somewhere else. 

Or...fed starving children in Africa for a year or given out clean syringes in NYC for a century or an all expenses paid chartered trip for a DiCrappio globull warming speaking engagement in...Bali.

I'm-Jus-Sayin ;-)

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Jon Ossoff Spent 7.6x More Than Handel Per Vote...For Nothing

My response: The fact that this occurred using funds from California and other sources outside of GA should absolutely OUTRAGE every American. The fact that this occurred at all is nothing short of election fraud which is a felony.

I am very quickly reaching a conclusion that America is proving to be classified as a true BANANA REPUBLIC where FAKE NEWS and PUBLIC OFFICE can be bought for a PRICE.

Truly sad.

Almost Solvent's picture

There was 'leakage' of the funds from CA, and those funds that actually made it to GA and were actually spent in GA is significantly less than the $25M figure out there.


Those ole union bosses have morphed into consultants.  

bamawatson's picture

ossoff did not spend SHIT; he was a broke faggot; as of last night, over one million remains in his funds; he did just fine; like stein

eclectic syncretist's picture

He should have just given it all to his constituents....Oh wait! He doesn't live in the district he was running for. 

SoDamnMad's picture

Yeah  Where is Chelsea Hubbell Clinton going to show up to run for some Senate seat?

takeaction's picture

EXACTLY>>>>>>>>>>>> Run as A DEM/LIB Free shit for everyone and make a KILLING.  BERNIE did this too.  



Hillary has made a lifelong career of this.

Freddie's picture

Dems are evil shit but RINO-ZioCon-GOP-e is almost as bad along with wailing Wall Preizident Jared Kushner-Soros and Ivanka not tp mention McCain-Soros.

NAV's picture

If it’s all about money, and it’s our money, then we must turn off the spigot and quit allowing the Dems/Libs to tax our money at will. But it will only work if we first shut down their open spigot at the Fed.

NugginFuts's picture

It's their God given right to take money from liberal idiots and set fire to it.

I say keep up the good work! A few more campaigns like this (and Cankles') and we can bankrupt every liberal billionaire in the world. 

Sanity Bear's picture

The spend was so extreme that even a win would have been a loss. This cost them 1% of the total spend for ALL Congressional races House and Senate for this 2-year cycle. Victories at that price get them wiped out as surely as any other circumstance could do.

DJZZ's picture

Don't bring that point up, let them have at it.

Larry Sabato thinks they threw 60 million at it.  At some point they run out of everybody's money.

847328_3527's picture

At least the employees of the local newspapers and TV stations made some dough. And that trickles to local restaurants, hookers, etc.


There's that.

Blue Balls's picture

Fiat bastards lost.  I cannot wait till we get to the rope and a tree stage.

Simplifiedfrisbee's picture

It is evident that the fascist corporate has stimulated the herd mentality here. The fall of the republic will also be on the hands of you all.

DJZZ's picture

With 300 million plus firearms and 30 million veterans I don't think it will be ropes and a tree.

junction's picture

From Politico:

-- DEM OPERATIVE QUOTE OF THE DAY: “We no longer have a party caucus capable of riding this wave. We have 80-year-old leaders and 90-year-old ranking members. This isn’t a party. It’s a giant assisted living center. Complete with field trips, gym, dining room and attendants.”

Freddie's picture

Riding the wave?  What f**cking wave?

The ShitCongo and Illinois going broke wave? 

The joke is the GOP-e Neo-zio-Cons are not much better and neither is President Jared Kushner-Soros-Wailing Wall.

Great Deceivah's picture

The Juden are probably crying 666 millions of tears, as their favorite weapon (Money) is NOT WORKING ANYMORE, LOL

eatthebanksters's picture

Its great that the libtards are spending so much to boost of GDP while getting nothing in return....sweet irony!

EuroPox's picture

Clearly dead people are not greatly influenced by election campaigns.

aliens is here's picture

Big deal it's only other people's money. AssOFF would feel much better today if he spent it on travels and high class whores.

scoutshonor's picture

Crap on a cracker!  Clinton's payroll was as thick as her ankles.  Everything is a jobs program to these people--work not so much.

stant's picture

It was other people's money, pissing it away is what they do

wisehiney's picture

Lord have mercy!

If that don't just beat all.

Georgians want to thank y'all kindly, Hollyweird.

Please tell your mama and them we said hello.

And to send us another shitload of money.


RagaMuffin's picture

For all of the abuse they've gotten the Rusians ought to get royalties...........     ;-)

are we there yet's picture

John got whipped by a girl.

The democrats are in denial about everything.

Simplifiedfrisbee's picture

Another article spreading disinformation. Republican oligarchs are simply more astute as seeming humble. The Hag campaign did not receive as much as Ossof but the money spent of the promotion of Handel combined with the direct campaign contributions exceeded Olsoff

bobsmith5's picture

You just don't get it. Pedogate and Killary crimes has decimated the socialist communist democrats and soon the rino republican fascist along with them. This is something from which they will never recover as more people discover how criminally corrupt the federal government actually has become.

The populace is more cynical than at any other time in our nations history. The politicians are the most hated and despised of any social class, except for lawyers from whom these vermin came.

Simplifiedfrisbee's picture

You are seemingly insane. Inductive reasoning will not yield a proper understanding of our socio-political system. Try again. The facts are simply that rich right and left wing oligarchs have hijacked our system. You can save the rest of your worthless analysis.

BidnessMan's picture

Common core math analysis - sad you are so clueless. Ossoff was the best the DNC could round up. No relevant qualifications or experience, junior congressional staffer, made a documentary, lucky gene club family money, did not even live in the District, and a DNC muppet. Some things money can't buy.

Simplifiedfrisbee's picture

I see you have adopted the grammar of your military industrial complex leader. Georgia means nothing. This was an oligarch battle between parties. You are clueless. Continue thinking republicans are the class of saints and non corporate money.

personal109's picture

Stupid liberals, at this rate Trump is headed for reelection.

Squid Viscous's picture

i really thought Sarah Silverman and Debra Messing (another kike, of course) were going to put him over the top!

SmilinJoeFizzion's picture

Jill Stein needs to demand a recount ( and collect 7MM ) from the snowflakes.

mary mary's picture

Since Jon Ossoff is Jewish, many billionaire California and New York Jews gave his campaign money.  Don't worry; they'll get every penny back from the FED.  And Ossoff will continue doing Zionism's work.

Wilcox1's picture

That has the ring of truth.