Former congressional candidate and LGBTQ allyJon Ossoff has announced that he will be challenging Republican David Purdue for a seat in the U.S. Senate in 2020 during an appearance on “The Last Word” on MSNBC.
Georgia, I'm running for Senate.
Political corruption threatens our republic and the future of the planet.
The battle we *began* in Georgia in 2017 will be *won* in Georgia in 2020 when we win the White House and the Senate.
Ossoff told Lawrence O’Donnell, the host of the show, that he’s running to beat political corruption, calling Perdue a “caricature of Washington corruption.”
In an email sent to supporters, Ossoff noted the types of corruption he vows to fight: the refusal of NRA-funded politicians to support universal background checks, the ignorance of price gouging drug companies by politicians funded by big pharma, and the silencing of environmental scientists because of the influence of the fossil fuel industry.