A Democratic activist group located in Atlanta, Ga. plans to use up to 40,000 activists against Republicans in the special election to replace Georgia Rep. Tom Price, according to a Thursday report from ZPolitics.
End Citizens United, a Political Action Committee aimed at restricting the amount of money in politics, is planning on using its “vast resources” to campaign for a Democratic replacement to an otherwise “safe Republican” seat.
“We need an anti-corruption reformer like Jon Ossoff in Congress to lead the fight against President Trump and his allies, who are doubling down on a rigged system,” said Tiffany Muller, executive director of End Citizens United.
“Since taking office, Trump has surrounded himself with mega-donors and corporate special interests, and his policies cater to their needs. Jon Ossoff will put the needs of Georgia families ahead of big money and push for reforms to our campaign finance system so it works for everyone. Our members are passionate about these issues and eager to get to work electing him to Congress.”
Ossoff is the leading Democrat in the race. There are only four Democrats running, but 11 Republicans are in the race so far. Ossoff led a recent poll, published by Clout Research, that revealed he was the only candidate to break the 30 percent mark, an indication that the race will go into a run-off election held in June.
End Citizens United pledged to connect Ossoff’s campaign with the 320,000 regular donors the group has nationwide, as well as the 70,000 activists residing in the state of Georgia, including 40,000 that live in Georgia’s 6th district.
The group raised $25 million towards Democratic campaigns during the 2016 electoral season, and hopes to increase that total in the 2018 mid-term elections.
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