Actress Alyssa Milano dodged calls and texts from Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff while interviewing for a New York Times profile about her liberal activism.
For aTimes piece about Milano’s status as an “it-girl activist,” a reporter followed the actress through a flurry of activity in Washington. Milano’s phone buzzed repeatedly as she met with members of Congress. Milano ignored the series of texts and calls from Ossoff, the Georgia Democrat for whom she enthusiastically campaigned in 2017.
And Jon Ossoff, the Georgia Democrat and documentary filmmaker she campaigned for in 2017, whose texts and calls she was ignoring as she made her way between meetings just hours after he announced he would run again. (She would deal with them later.)
Ossoff lost the 2017 special election—then the most expensive House election ever—to Republican Karen Handel in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District. Handel went on to be defeated by Democrat Lucy McBath in 2018.
Ossoff, despite being only 32 and never holding elected office, announced Sept. 9 he would seek the Democratic Senate nomination to challenge Sen. David Perdue, a Georgia Republican. He didn’t respond to a request for comment from the Washington Free Beacon about whether he wants Milano’s endorsement again. …
(Reporting by David Rutz.)