Trump Puts in Late Plug for Handel in Georgia Special Election

Bruno Cirelli
Giugno 20, 2017

The Washington Post reports that Carver said that the shooting that left Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) seriously injured would secure a win for Republican Congressional candidate Karen Handel in this week's special election in Georgia's 6th congressional district against upstart Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff.

"If he wins, they win", a voiceover says.

Ossoff, a 30-year-old former congressional staffer and documentary filmmaker, is seeking support from moderate voters with ads focused on the economy and national spending, while Handel, 55, is focusing on her experience as Georgia secretary of state and the leader of the state's largest county commission. Republicans are favored to hold a fourth seat up Tuesday in SC, while Democrats already held their lone open seat in a California special election. "For any group to use the shootings this week for political or personal benefit is shameful", said Kate Constantini, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, but stopped short of outright demanding its removal. Bernie Sanders presidential campaign and was an outspoken critic of Republican policy on social media (Sanders has strongly condemned the shooting). "Because moderates and independents in this district are exhausted of left-wing extremism".

"I think we have so much anger in the country right now, I think early voters are here because they want their position heard", early voter Jeanne Slagel told WXIA-TV earlier this month. We're seeing absolute resistance to everything this president does.

"It's a race that we have to win", said Georgia state Sen. "Democrats have fewer outstanding base votes to chase, with about 11,000 2016 presidential primary voters in the district who didn't cast ballots in April. I think getting her elected helps his position and also gives us a stronger Republican Congress".

The election will be held on Tuesday.

The latest Channel 2 Action News/Landmark Communications poll of 800 likely voters has Ossoff leading Handel 49.7 percent to 48 percent.

Those are some of the rationales that could ultimately settle what both campaigns agree will be a close race, despite Republicans holding the seat since 1979 with representatives from Newt Gingrich, the eventual House speaker, to Price.

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