The Georgia GOP’s executive director, Stewart Bragg, sued Democrat Senate candidate Jon Ossoff, as well as one of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s Super PACs, alleging that the two entities violated federal election law by coordinating on campaign advertising. If the suit proves successful, it would mean that Schumer’s Super PAC, The Georgia Way, made a $690,000 in-kind contribution to Ossoff’s campaign, which is illegal under federal election law.
The lawsuit, filed this weekend, “[urges] the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to investigate and take appropriate enforcement actions to address apparent violations of the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA), as amended, and FEC regulations by Jon Ossoff for Senate and The Georgia Way, a 501(c)(4) political action committee.”
According to the lawsuit, posted by Breitbart News, “The Georgia Way has released an advertisement directly tracking language, sources, and claims made on Jon Ossoff for Senate’s campaign website. The sudden organization and immediate sequence of The Georgia Way’s advertisement indicates that it is in coordination with Jon Ossoff for Senate in publishing communications of similar conduct and content. This type of behavior is contrary to federal law prohibiting candidates from coordinating with Super PACs, and the commission must immediately investigate and enforce the law.”
The suit further alleges that Jon Ossoff’s campaign released campaign materials to their website earlier in November, which had a striking similarity to an ad called, “Cashed In,” that The Georgia Way released just days later.
Bragg was interviewed exclusively by Breitbart News earlier today, where he stated that Georgia voters need to be aware if Jon Ossoff’s campaign and Senator Schumer’s Super PAC broke the law by illegally coordinating during the pivotal election.
“We’ve asked the FEC [Federal Election Commission] to look into possible coordination between a Chuck Schumer-affiliated Super PAC and Jon Ossoff’s campaign,” Bragg told Breitbart News. “Candidates campaign how they intend to govern, and Georgians deserve to know if Jon Ossoff and his campaign have broken the law.”
“The Georgia Way’s advertisement and Jon Ossoff for Senate’s update are coordinated political attacks — same message, same mission to drag down Senator Perdue,” the GOP lawsuit alleges. “This advertisement by The Georgia Way is the only known advertisement to date that it has published, and the publication thereof is in direct coordination with Jon Ossoff for Senate. This conduct has resulted in the airing of at least one advertisement that likely constitutes an illegal $690,200 in-kind donation to Jon Ossoff for Senate’s campaign.”
The FEC website shows that The Georgia Way, which was created on November 16th, 2020, has spent nearly $5,000,000 to unseat Senator David Purdue (R-GA), in order to usher in a Democrat Senate Majority come January.