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A reporter from The Washington Free Beacon was not allowed into an Jon Ossoff campaign event on the eve of the special election in Georgia. Brent Scher of the Free Beacon tweeted this Monday night.
Other journalists tweeted out their support for Scher.
There is currently a “This is what democracy looks like” chant going on during an event that I am barred from — Brent Scher (@BrentScher) June 20, 2017
Scher being barred from the Ossoff event may not be a coincidence. A few days ago, he published this article that alleges the Ossoff campaign was giving him a hard time… simply for doing his job. And earlier in the day, he fact-checked the Ossoff campaign’s claim that the Democratic candidate lived “three blocks” outside of the 6th District, which was something Ossoff received bad press about. Scher walked from Ossoff’s house to the district and his journey took him two hours, or 3.2 miles. Also tonight, ThinkProgress reporter Kira Lerner is alleging that the campaign of GOP candidate Karen Handel blocked her from events after she confronted the Republican about health care earlier in the day:
Ossoff and Handel face off tomorrow and recent polls show a dead heat between the two of them.
I was the only reporter blocked from Handel campaign event tonight — Kira Lerner (@kira_lerner) June 20, 2017