Handel, Ossoff make last appeals in Georgia US House race

Handel, Ossoff make last appeals in Georgia US House race

Voters in Georgia's 6th congressional district, which encompasses the suburbs north of Atlanta, take to the polls Tuesday in a special election to fill a vacant US House seat.

30-year-old Democrat Jon Ossoff, a political newcomer, is looking to win the House seat vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, in the historically Republican surburban Altanta district.

But the national attention - and all the money - tells another story.

In Georgia, the race between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel has made it the most expensive in the history of races for the US House of Representatives.

"The Dems want to stop tax cuts, good healthcare and Border Security".

Pressed by Wallace that he confirmed Trump's tweet, Sekulow did an about-face.

The June 20 runoff quickly became the most expensive US House race in history, with the campaigns, political action committees and other outside groups raising almost US$60 million, according to government reform and ethics group Issue One.

Ossoff did not support raising taxes, even on the wealthy, and he did not support a move to a single-payer health care system, according to the Times. The two campaigns and political groups have bombarded Atlanta-area television and radio with election advertising.

A win for her means a vote of confidence for Trump. The race between Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel is seen as a s.

"He won the state and this district", the Georgia Republican told Fox News' "America's Newsroom" program. If Ossoff brings the district back under the Democratic umbrella, the national takeaway likely will be that the election is a sign that voters are dissatisfied with Republican lawmakers and by proxy Trump's presidency, giving confidence to Democrats that more Congressional seats can be flipped.

Trump wrote that Ossoff "can't even vote. because he doesn't even live there!" The results moved the top two vote-getters to Tuesday's runoff. And the attention is all the more intense given Republicans held on to House seats in Montana and Kansas earlier this spring and are expected to hold a SC seat on Tuesday.

But with Democrats falling short in those races, all eyes have turned to Georgia.

One advocacy group, the nonpartisan Issue One, estimates that as much as $59.6 million has been poured into the race since it began earlier this year. He is still recovering from last week's shooting at the Medstar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC.

Should Democrats fail to convert at least one of the special election seats, it could be a demoralizing blow for administration opponents who have seen these races as early tests of the national strength of an anti-Trump movement.

Brad Carver, the chairman of the Republican Party in Georgia's 11 Congressional District, said the shooting at a congressional baseball practice that left five people injured was an example of "left-wing extremism", a cause that has been propped up by some conservatives in the wake of the shooting.