ATLANTA — U.S. Sen. David Perdue has answered a TV ad aired by Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff accusing President Donald Trump and – by association – Perdue of failing to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

In a new ad sponsored by Perdue’s campaign, a voice-over narrator says the incumbent Republican “got to work” on COVID-19.

Specifically, the ad cites Perdue’s work to save 1.5 million Georgia jobs with his support of the Paycheck Protection Program, steer $6 billion to Georgia hospitals for “critical health-care needs,” and introduce legislation providing federal resources to help students and teachers return to schools safely or conduct classes online.

Perdue is seeking a second six-year term in the Senate. Ossoff, an investigative journalist, won the Democratic nomination to take on Perdue in June over a crowded primary field.

Ossoff’s ad attacking the Republicans’ handling of coronavirus was recorded in his home, where he has been self-quarantining since wife, Dr. Alisha Kramer, tested positive for COVID-19. Ossoff has tested negative for the virus.

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