The GOP super PAC tied to House Republican leadership is releasing its second attack ad against Democrat Jon Ossoff, part of a previously announced $1.1. million investment in the district.
Congressional Leadership Fund’s spot hits the 30-year-old Democrat for “lying on his resume,” questioning his honesty and preparedness for office. Like the first ad against him, this one features footage from his college days of Ossoff dressed up as the Star Wars character Han Solo.
“The truth is Jon Ossoff has a better chance of being cast as Han Solo in the next Star Wars movie than representing the 6th district in Congress,” CLF executive director Corry Bliss said in a statement.
Ossoff is one of five Democrats running in a field of 18 candidates who will all run together, regardless of party, in an April 18 jungle primary. The top-two finishers will advance to a runoff in June.
Ossoff, a documentary filmmaker and former Hill staffer, has attracted national attention and fundraising assistance from liberal groups who see him as their best opportunity to flip this red seat blue.
Although President Donald Trump won this affluent, suburban district by less than 2 points, it’s a reliably Republican seat at the congressional level. Health and Human Service Secretary Tom Price won re-election here by 23 points last fall.