Jon Ossoff caught the eye of many celebrities during his campaign for Senate, with Mark Ruffalo, Alyssa Milano and others encouraging Georgians to vote for him.
One actor is going a step further, throwing his hat in the ring to play Ossoff on ‘Saturday Night Live.”
Zach Braff, best known for his role on the comedy “Scrubs,” tweeted Tuesday night to “SNL” creator Lorne Michaels.
“Lorne, I got this,” Braff wrote, tagging the show’s official account. The message was paired with a gif of Ossoff that reads: “Our health is on the line.”
Lorne. I got this. @nbcsnl pic.twitter.com/RtQTy19Gxf— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) January 6, 2021
“Saturday Night Live” has a long history of celebrities playing politicians, from Chevy Chase’s portrayal of then-President Gerald Ford in the ‘70s to Jim Carrey playing then-candidate Joe Biden during the 2020 presidential campaign.
Georgia’s runoff election received so much attention because the outcome determines which political party will control the U.S. Senate. Wins by Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock would give Democrats control of both the Senate and the House of Representatives, in addition to the White House.
Tuesday night, Warnock was declared the winner in his race against Sen. Kelly Loeffler, with Ossoff declaring victory over Sen. David Perdue on Wednesday morning. Neither Loeffler nor Perdue has conceded their race.
Major national news outlets have not declared Ossoff the winner, the AJC reports. But he maintained a narrow lead over Perdue on Wednesday morning. And though tens of thousands of ballots remain to be counted, many of them are in Democratic strongholds like Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett and Cobb counties.
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