Privileged Liberal Jon Ossoff Misleads On Money In Politics Stance
This afternoon, privileged liberal Jon Ossoff is slated to hold a virtual campaign event with the president of End Citizens United to discuss “the influence of money in politics.” Ossoff will undoubtedly repeat his claims that he opposes dark money and won’t accept corporate PAC money. There’s just one problem: these claims don’t align with the facts.
Ossoff told Teen Vogue last year that he wouldn’t accept “a dime” of corporate PAC money, but his latest FEC report shows that he has accepted over $240,000 from corporate executives and lobbyists so far this cycle. This comes after Ossoff was caught accepting tens of thousands of dollars from corporate-funded PAC’s, several of which took donations from companies that he directly criticized in his TV ads.
Ossoff has also stated that he wants to get dark money out of politics, but Majority Forward, a dark money group, is currently running millions of dollars in attack ads on his behalf.
“Jon Ossoff is misleading the people of Georgia about his stance on money in politics,” said Perdue for Senate Senior Spokeswoman Casey Black. “Ossoff has a paid TV ad running right now that says he will refuse donations from corporate PAC’s, but he’s already taken tens of thousands of dollars in corporate-funded PAC money. He said he wants to end dark money in politics, but a dark money group is spending millions to support him. The people of Georgia can’t trust a word Ossoff says.”