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How much money does Trump’s super liberal opponent in Georgia have?

John Ossoff is making waves around the world. He’s a surprise liberal underdog who’s about to rise to prominence in a traditionally Conservative suburb of Atlanta and upset the special election being held there…

Representative is this summary from The Guardian:

A progressive rebellion is brewing in Georgia. The special election to replace Donald Trump’s health secretary, Tom Price, should have been a shoo-in for Republicans. Instead, Paul Lewis discovers Jon Ossoff, a 30-year-old film-maker, is dominating the sixth district race as anti-Trump sentiment fuels his unlikely bid for Congress

Somehow, a practical no-name until now, he has raised $8.3 million in campaign donations for his campaign to put him in Congress as a Representative from Georgia. They’ve come from mostly out-of-state donors.

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Even though he’s from Georgia, he has all the qualifications that any liberal leader should have. He volunteered for the campaign of a Georgia Democrat while in college at Georgetown.

But he also has a sizeable set of assets for a 30-year-old:

A financial disclosure shows Ossoff has more than $1.7 million in assets, including more than $250,000 in Apple stock and an additional $50,000 in Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway investment firm. His England-based documentary company, Insight TWI, is valued at more than $250,000. He also has a stake of at least $50,000 in NWC Partnership, a solar panel installation firm.

GEORGETOWN INSIDER

Ossoff isn’t the first Washington politician to attend Georgetown. The late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February of 2016, graduated from Georgetown in 1957. When the dean of the school issued press releases that praised his service to the law, one Georgetown law professor responded by implying Scalia, because of his Conservative values, was a bigot. Georgetown law professor Gary Peller wrote:

“I was put off by the invocation of the ‘Georgetown community’ in the press release that Dean Treanor issued Saturday. I imagine many other faculty, students and staff, particularly people of color, women and sexual minorities, cringed at headline and at the unmitigated praise with which the press release described a jurist that many of us believe was a defender of privilege, oppression and bigotry, one whose intellectual positions were not brilliant but simplistic and formalistic,” wrote Peller.

Former President Bill Clinton also attended Georgetown, graduating in 1968 with a degree in Foreign Service. He became a Rhodes Scholar, named after Cecil Rhodes, the wealthy founder of the De Beers diamond company. It was De Beers who coined the phrase “a diamond is forever” and turned diamonds into the symbols of marriage that they are today.

In his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in 1992, Clinton is famous for mentioning a Georgetown professor who had an important influence on him: Carrol Quigley. Quigley is known for about 20 pages in his 1966 book, Tragedy and Hope, where he described the Round Table Group. This group was established by Cecil Rhodes for ensuring the supremacy of the British Empire over the world. And to retake the run-away colony, America. The men who united under Rhodes’ vision launched the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in the United States in 1921, which has grown to be the dominant influence in government.

The entire group suffered a major blow in their quest for one-world-government when Brexit happened. That was a great day.

Will voters put this hot-shot insider and “super liberal,” as Trump called him, into Congressional office to represent Georgia? Or will they vote for someone like Karen Handel, who resigned in protest when the Susan G. Komen foundation decided against breaking ties with Planned Parenthood? Planned Parenthood manufactures murder on demand.

Ossoff has promised to defend murder on demand.

Which way will it go?

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