Georgia House race down to 2 candidates, plus Trump, Pelosi

Bruno Cirelli
Aprile 21, 2017

The Democratic candidate, a former congressional aide and the owner of a investigative film company, is only 30 years old.

Hours after Republicans held off a Democratic bid to take over a long-safe GOP Georgia House seat, President Donald Trump says the outcome shows Democrats are "failing". He held 48.3 percent of the vote - short of the 50 percent he needed to become the first Democrat to represent Atlanta's northern suburbs since the 1970s.

And finally, it quoted the liberal Huffington Post as saying, "Virginia Democrats took control of a local court clerkship on Tuesday in a defeat for one of the state's top Republican lawmakers".

The spinning began nearly as soon as the election results were in.

Mr Ossoff and Ms Handel will now participate in a June 20 runoff. In an interview with 11alive news, Ossoff said Handel's record on women's health is unacceptable.

According to Real Clear Politics' poll tracking, Ossoff was the presumed front-runner as he had support in the 41 percent to 45 percent range in the race for Georgia's 6th congressional district.

Jon Ossoff speaks to volunteers and supporters at a campaign office on April 18, 2017 in Marietta, Georgia. But is that repeatable? I mean Paul Ryan's super PAC was in. They hit the panic button big-time on the Republican side. "What's at stake here is bigger than any one person, and we will unite". "They spent $8.3 million dollars and threw everything including the kitchen sink at it, and lost". Those candidates were essentially vying against each other for the right to advance to a runoff election.

The two-candidate race immediately changes the dynamics in the contest. Motivating the same voters - many of whom backed other Republicans in the primary - to support Karen Handel may prove problematic when there is so little room for error. But that money merely offset Ossoff's huge fundraising advantage. If he had gotten another 4,000 votes there wouldn't have been a runoff. But outside sources poured about $4 million into the race to attack him.

Trump defeated Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton past year, and Republicans have controlled the White House and both chambers of Congress since January.

Spicer is correct, or almost so, when comparing Trump's narrow victory over Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton among voters in Georgia's 6th District. Price won 62 percent of the vote in November, about 14 percentage points ahead of Trump's total. Overall, only 29 percent of the country thinks Ryan is doing a good job - not great numbers for a guy Georgia Republicans are counting on to bring home a win in GA-06.

The boost comes days after Handel forced a runoff election by staving off first-time candidate and Democrat Jon Ossoff.

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