Hugely expensive Georgia special election to replace Trump appointee by the numbers


Price represented Georgia's 6th district for more than 12 years before vacating the seat in February.

The race between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel is reaching a fever pitch just days before the congressional seat will be voted on; Ossoff continues to ride anti-Trump hysteria while focusing on local politics, meanwhile, Handel is resorting to base, anti-liberal hysteria to inflame her base.

Georgia will get either its first Jewish congressman since Elliott Levitas or its first congresswoman since Cynthia McKinney.

President Donald Trump's narrow victory there in November's presidential election gave Democrats an opening to flip the district to their side, but Republicans are putting up a fight.

Handel, Georgia's former secretary of state, did.

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.

A recent poll by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution revealed only one-quarter of District 6 voters said they favored the House's new plan.

The ad, paid for by the Principled PAC, calls on voters to stop the "unhinged left".

Congregation Etz Chaim Rabbi Daniel Dorsch had the final word on the AJT blogs, the home of a robust debate about the election, with his call for all who are eligible to vote.

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After the awful shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) and four others in Alexandria, Virginia, there have been calls from both sides of the political aisle for a check on inflammatory rhetoric.

Ossoff appeared on MSNBC's "The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell" on Monday night. Handel was second, with 19.8 percent as the Republican vote was split between a wealth of candidates. The party maintained its hold on House seats in Kansas and Montana. Ossoff has raised nearly $24 million during the campaign.

The president is tweeting about Ossoff and his Republican opponent, Karen Handel, a day ahead of their matchup that is billed as a preview of the 2018 midterms.

Kander lost in Missouri, but his three-point margin was much closer than Hillary Clinton's 18-point shellacking in the state's presidential vote.

President Trump has urged voters to back the Republican candidate, tweeting Monday morning that "the Dems want to stop tax cuts, good health care and Border Security".

While the seat is in traditional Republican territory, USA president Donald Trump did not fare well there in last year's presidential election, winning the district by just 1.5 percentage points, compared to Mitt Romney's 23-point victory in 2012.

Ossoff has campaigned as a centrist focused on reducing the deficit, cutting spending and bringing high-tech jobs to Atlanta.

Trump also held a fundraiser for Handel while in town for the National Rifle Association's annual meeting in April.