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Published On: Thu, Jun 22nd, 2017

Democrat leader bemoans Millennials living with parents as ‘hard to reach,’ parents get ‘ugly’ when ‘targeting their child’

A precinct captain for Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff’s congressional campaign complained recently that many of his constituents are hard to reach because they still live at home with their parents.

“Those were the angriest people,” Jessica Zeigler told Slate, referring to the Republican parents of the young Democrats. “When you are targeting their child, or heaven forbid their child might not think the same way as them, it becomes ugly.”

Ziegler added that the police had even been called on Ossoff volunteers on a number of occasions.

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Karen Handel’s victory over Ossoff  in Georgia cemented the reality that Donald Trump’s impact is NOT going away and Democrats will have to re-assess their strategies.

Ziegler focused on encouraging young voters to turn out by recruiting recent high school graduates to get in touch with their peers over social media. The election made national headlines as tons of cash poured in from outside of the district.

The record-breaking level of funding took on special significance because Democrats and Republicans alike view it as a litmus test for how the electorate will respond to the first months of the Trump presidency.

Handel became Tom Price’s successor to represent Georgia’s 6th Congressional District in the House.

Some of the coverage of the voting and turnout sounded…well, horribly racist.

“The electorate was almost exactly as old and white as would be expected in a normal midterm electorate,” wrotethe New York Times’ Nate Cohn.

As with many of the elections, the polls were wrong, the candidates misled voters and gave the impression that the race was closer than it was.

Just before, polls showed Ossoff with a tiny lead, but it’s within the margin of error. “It’s neck-and-neck,” Ossoff said at the time. “Anyone who predicts with confidence what’s going to happen is bluffing.”

After following three-four links on these polls, there is NO DATA. A survey of 400-800 “likely voters” with no published information in the poll usually means the bias is built into the results to ensure readers will read papers, websites and advertisers will buy ads because this “race will be close” so stay tuned.

The result was again something completely different.

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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