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  Dems Convert Jon Ossoff Thirst Into Campaign Cash
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Last EditedRP  Jul 11, 2021 09:40pm
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AuthorSam Brodey
News DateFriday, July 9, 2021 10:05:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionYou want to express your thirst for Sen. Jon Ossoff (D-GA)? Be prepared to pay the “bonk tax.”

Whenever someone offends, a few accounts are quick to respond to them directly with a link to a page on the Democratic fundraising platform ActBlue that functions like an online swear jar—if the offense were instead letting slip a few too many sexually suggestive emojis and GIFs in response to a tweet about Ossoff.

The revenue collected from that ActBlue page—what organizers call the “bonk tax”—is currently being directed to the campaign of Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) and organizations supporting voter registration and outreach in Georgia and Texas. While Ossoff is not up for re-election until 2026, Warnock faces Georgia voters again in November 2022, and his defeat could be a fatal blow to Democrats’ thin and hard-won majority in the Senate.
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