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Jon Ossoff – tilting at Trump’s windmill

 

In a Congressional election in Georgia, in the past solidly Republican, deemed to be a barometer of the country’s reaction to Trump’s presidency, the Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff scored over 48% of the vote, as opposed to his runner up Karen Handel with under 20%. But he fell short of the 50% required for an outright win so it will go to a run off between the two on June 20th. She will now pick up many of the votes that went to the other 16 candidates in the first round. Collectively the Republicans got 51.2%.

Jon Ossoff, 16 Feb 1987, is a film maker, with a background in economics, foreign service, national security, civil rights and anti-corruption organisations. He’s a Sun Aquarius sextile Mars in dynamic Aries; with charitable Jupiter in Pisces square Uranus Saturn in Sagittarius. His Mercury in Pisces is trine Pluto, sextile Venus (Neptune) in Capricorn, so intense and charming.

Karen Handel, 18 April 1962, is a former Secretary of State for Georgia. She is against funding for Planned Parenthood, opposes same-sex marriages, and gay adoptions, against embryonic stem cell research, and against giving citizenship to undocumented immigrants. She is an upfront Sun Aries trine Uranus in Leo; with a confident Jupiter in Pisces opposition Pluto; and a Fixed T square of Venus in Taurus opposition Neptune square Saturn in Aquarius.

Just to make life ultra-complicated for poor predicting astrologers, they have almost similar aspects on June 20th. She has her Solar Arc Jupiter conjunct her Sun, with tr Uranus conjunct both, which would look like a win. But then he has his Solar Arc Jupiter conjunct his Mars with tr Uranus conjunct both. She has another lucky Jupiter transit; and he has tr Pluto conjunct his Jupiter/ luto midpoint which probably outweighs her Jupiter transit His Solar Return is marginally more favourable than hers (without times).

This one, more than most, I fear is wait and see. But he’s clearly one to watch for the future whatever happens. He’s made his mark on the national scene and may find, even if he loses, that he wins bigger prizes ahead.

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4 thoughts on “Jon Ossoff – tilting at Trump’s windmill

  1. It’s interesting how Republicans want to potray Ossoff as “Hollywood”, as a derogative term, when his background sounds very similar to that of “America Firster” Bannon’s. Obviously, they disagree in many issues, although Bannon probably doesn’t truly care about socially conservative values he taps into. But still, it shows how Hollywood too is diverse.

  2. “[Handel] is against funding for Planned Parenthood, opposes same-sex marriages, and gay adoptions, against embryonic stem cell research, and against giving citizenship to undocumented immigrants. ”

    One can begin to see why the Old South remains rooted. What does she truly offer her constituents?

    • larry –

      The reason that Ossoff was able to get to 48% at the special election is that this district, GA-06, is changing demographically. Current residents are a bit more educated, have a higher income average than in other parts of the state and the area is more diverse racially. it’s not a Democratic paradise, mind you. Even 10 years ago, this area would have gone solidly 80% Republican. But, – both this district and “parts” (not all) of the State of Georgia are changing slowly. That’s the reason why Rump only won 1 point over Clinton.

      Personally, I think he’s got a good chance at this and no, I’m not just relying on the “happy clappy.” I think he’s more suited to the social composition of the district BUT – I don’t live there so I’m not sure what will happen.

  3. Looks like another too-close-to-call race. I’ll be sitting on the edge of my seat, fingers crossed for Ossoff. At least the planets aren’t giving Handel a slam-dunk. I’m encouraged. Many thanks, Marjorie.

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