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Ossoff’s supporters hope Terry can help energize young voters during a pandemic that’s shifted attention from the primary, and lend organizational experience to an unpredictable race.
Ossoff, an investigative journalist and former congressional candidate, said the duo would work to mobilize “unprecedented youth turnout in 2020” against Perdue, a first-term Republican and former Fortune 500 chief executive.
Terry’s campaign was built around his efforts to push Clarkston, a town of about 13,000 people, to embrace liberal policies such as higher minimum wages, stricter clean energy standards and more welcoming immigration policies.
But Terry, known to supporters as the "millennial mayor," failed to gain traction beyond a core group of liberals who admired his stewardship of a city so diverse it's often described as the "Ellis Island of the South."
In his endorsement, Terry praised Ossoff for pushing for a “massive investment in clean energy,” a federal criminal justice overhaul and an expansion of transit.
“Those are the issues that matter to the largest voting bloc in America – millennial voters,” said Terry.
Ted Terry speaks as Sarah Riggs Amico, Teresa Tomlinson and Jon Ossoff at a January 20 forum of Senate Democratic candidates.