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Twisting the Facts on ‘Dirty Money’ in the Georgia Race

Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff’s production company received payments from a Hong Kong media company and Al Jazeera for the rights to air investigative pieces, but a Republican TV ad misleadingly claims Ossoff got cash from “Chinese communists and terrorist sympathizers.”

The group behind the ad, Senate Leadership Fund, further claims that such “dirty money” for Ossoff includes a “bankrolling” by “corporate PAC donations funneled through national liberals,” adding the Democratic candidate had “lied.” Ossoff pledged to not accept corporate PAC money; the ad instead refers to leadership PACs, set up by other politicians.

Ossoff’s contributions from all PACs total just $322,000, while his opponent, Republican Sen. David Perdue, has received $3.3 million from PACs, about 80% of that from business PACs, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

A Jan. 5 runoff election of this Georgia Senate race, as neither Ossoff nor Perdue garnered

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