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GOP Candidate Closing in GA Race
Synopsis: Good afternoon, I’m still reporting on Trump.
The last special election for Congress is coming up in only 11 days contesting Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. But did you know that it is already the most expensive Congressional race in history? Already $29.7 dollars has been spent on TV advertising alone as of May 6 – over a month ago.
Desperate Democrats are anxious to prove they can still be politically relevant after losing every special election across the nation so far this year, despite unprecedented out-of-state money flowing into their election coffers.
In this final chance to win something, the Dems are pinning their last hopes on 30-year-old Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District in the northern suburbs of Atlanta.
The special election was called as a result of the sitting Congressman, Tom Price, being appointed Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Trump.
The 6th district was represented by Newt Gingrich for 20 years from 1979 to 1999. It has typically voted strongly Republican in the past, but Donald Trump won my only a single percentage point in his Presidential Race.
Ossoff was one of 5 Democrats in the first round on April 18.
His only experience in politics comes from serving a national security staffer for Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia’s 4th Cong. District in Atlanta’s eastern suburbs. Interestingly, Ossoff had no national security experience when he was hired. He has only an economics degree from the London School of Economics.
His opponent, Karen Handel, beat 10 other Republicans to make it to the second and final round on June 20th.
Handle, started out in political life as the chief of staff to Vice President Dan Quayle’s wife, Marilyn.
In 2003, she was elected chairman of the Fulton County, GA Board of Commissioners with 58% of the vote.