The Washington Post writes that the nearly $1 million Daily Kos has raised for Democrat Jon Ossoff, running for the House in an upcoming special election in Georgia, is “a wild amount of grassroots support for an unknown House candidate, and the campaign says more than 3,500 Georgians have signed up to volunteer.” And maybe it’s all that grassroots support that caught the eye of the Democratic Party, which is now offering some institutional support:
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is paying to put nine staffers on the ground and transferring money to the Georgia Democratic Party. In a lower-turnout contest, this field program will identify and register voters who have never been targeted in previous elections.
That’s great news. According to Daily Kos Elections:
These are small steps, but they signal that DC Democrats are taking this contest seriously. The D-Trip is also the first party organization to publicly take action here; so far, the NRCC hasn't signaled any plans to get involved. That's probably a function of the fact that the GOP is all but assured of getting one if its candidates into the likely runoff, while Democrats will have to work harder to make sure their leading choice, investigative filmmaker Jon Ossoff, makes the second round in this conservative but Trump-wary district. The real signs will come following the primary. If both sides make big outside investments then, it'll mean we have a real race on our hands.
Let’s keep doing what we can to get Jon Ossoff through to the second round of this election and then into Congress. Can you give just $3 to help elect Jon Ossoff?