Jon Ossoff: Voters Don’t Care that I Live Outside the District

Tuesday on MSNBC, Georgia Democratic congressional hopeful Jon Ossoff, who is running against Karen Handel, the Republican nominee, in a special election today, said voters in Georgia’s sixth congressional district do not care that he lives outside their district. Both President Donald Trump and Ossoff’s opponent Handel have made Ossoff’s residence an issue in the race. Partial transcript as follows: RUHLE: You said it earlier, every vote counts. I asked you the other day, but it’s extraordinary, one of the main points that Karen Handel and even President Trump has pushed against you is something that’s very easy to solve—where you live. And if you get elected you’re going to be spending the majority of your time in Washington. And while people respect, across the board, your desire to support your fiancé, she is in medical school; she walks to work across the street at 4:00 a.m., you’re going to be getting a job that has you on a plane living in another part of the country most days of the week. With every vote counting, with every point counting, why not move, sir? OSSOFF: Well, Steph, voters just aren’t asking me this question. Voters are asking what I’ll do