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05 May 2017

Government Waste Watchdog Snubs Ossoff, Endorses Handel for Congress

On the day that Democrat Jon Ossoff unveiled his plan to "save taxpayers $600 billion over ten years," a non-profit organization that targets wasteful government spending endorsed Ossoff's opponent.

The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste announced Thursday that they're backing Republican Karen Handel in the June 20th special election runoff to fill the 6th district congressional seat vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste based its endorsement of the former Georgia Secretary of State on her answers to the group's candidate questionnaire, which were consistent with their principles and in harmony with the Council's support for fiscal restraint and opposition to costly government mandates and regulations.

The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste, a 501(c)(4) non-profit, supports political candidates who will fight to eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse in government and represent the best interests of taxpayers.

Eliminating waste in the federal government is a cornerstone of Jon Ossoff's campaign. The DeKalb County Democrat frequently appears in ads touting his plan to "cut wasteful spending," "reduce the deficit" and hold Washington accountable.

Tim Schatz, who serves as Chairman of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste, suggested Karen Handel would do more to cut waste, fraud and abuse.

“I urge Georgians to vote for Karen Handel on June 20 so that she may join the fight to restore accountability and fiscal discipline to the nation’s capital," Schatz said in a statement.