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Trump trashes Democrat in Georgia US House race

Trump trashes Democrat in Georgia US House race”

The special election in Georgia for the congressional seat of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is just one day away, and polls show Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff and Republican candidate Karen Handel are neck-and-neck.

"I don't support the Trump administration, I think that he has divided our country both politically and socially", Roberts said.

Here's everything to know about the race in Georgia's sixth.

She added, "When I get involved in any race (like I did for Rob Quist as well), I show up".

Democrats also hope they can capitalize on the public's wariness toward a Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. Ossoff, a 30-year-old investigative filmmaker, has said the current law can be improved and that he's opposed to a repeal. Johnson and fellow Atlanta-area Congressman John Lewis, whom Ossoff interned for, have been vocal supporters. His family still lives there.

On the campaign trail, Handel has highlighted her lifelong conservatism and experience in the private sector and in Georgia state politics. "She's focused on how electing her as a representative will help Trump". That was evident on Election Day in the first round of voting.

CNN spent time with voters on opposite sides of the Congressional race, many with strong feelings about Trump.

The survey of 1,100 respondents has a margin of error of 2.9 percent, and was conducted over two days between June 17th (Saturday) and June 18th (Sunday). Ms Handel acme in second, with 19.8 percent of the vote. An Ossoff victory would also underscore the strength of the left's opposition to President Donald Trump and his political agenda.

At least one local Republican official interpreted last week's shooting as a potential positive for Handel's candidacy.

But this is a special election where the candidates have drawn threats of harm, worldwide attention and tens of millions of dollars - and many volunteers who view the race through a national spotlight.

Five Thirty Eight notes that Georgia's sixth is somewhat hard to figure out because its vote preference changed quite a bit between 2012 and 2016. Mitt Romney carried the district by more than 23 points when he faced former President Barack Obama in 2012. The seat has been Republican for four decades.

"Just like any sporting event, however unlikely it is that you're close heading into the fourth quarter, a loss is bitterly disappointing and there will be some feeling of, "when do we get this done if it's not this race?'" Democratic strategist Dan Kanninen told Politico".

A little-known political action committee unveiled a last-minute ad trying to link Ossoff to the shooting of a Republican House leader and others at a GOP congressional baseball team practice last week outside Washington.

The Georgia race between Ossoff and Handel looks like it will follow the same theme as the special elections in Montana and Kansas-high turnout and an uptick in Democratic candidate performance in a Republican district.

How is this related to 2018?

Though these special elections are important, Democrats will have to wait until the 2018 midterm elections to regain power in any significant way. Mr Trump's presidency has already been highly polarizing, and scandalous to a certain degree.

Ossoff and Handel emerged from the April 18 non-partisan "jungle primary" of 18 candidates.

Another special House election Tuesday in SC is an attempt to flip the seat held by Mick Mulvaney before he was ushered into the Trump administration.



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