'Actual Resident' Of Georgia's 6th District Lights Up Ossoff Campaign On Twitter

Posted June 23, 2017

That said, the Georgia House race was the first real potential evidence of a possible problem, since while Ossoff did much better than the Democratic House candidate in 2016, he did a bit worse than Hillary Clinton in that district, making it hard to assess what "should" happen there. But former Sen. Sam Nunn's daughter Michelle Nunn managed just 45 percent of the vote after an expensive race against Republican David Perdue, now the state's junior senator.

Democrats threw tens of millions at Jon Ossoff, their 30-year-old newbie candidate, documentary filmmaker and former congressional aide who lives outside of Georgia's Sixth Congressional District. Handel backers, meanwhile, credit Republican voters for coalescing behind her in a show of the party's strength, even in an area where President Donald Trump underperformed GOP margins in November. She also welcomed a parade of national GOP figures to Atlanta to help her raise money, with Ryan and Vice President Mike Pence holding fundraisers following Trump's April visit. "And we need to also lift up this nation so that we can find a more civil way to deal with our disagreements".

Thompson lost to Republican Ron Estes, 52.5 percent to 45.7 percent. Some on the left argued for a sharper progressive message and more pointed attacks on Republicans and Trump, while Democrats from Midwestern and working-class districts emphasized the importance of an economic message that could appeal to working class voters who were drawn to Trump. Democrats hoping to flip congressional districts held by Republicans will have to articulate a clear value proposition for voters in those districts.

"[Ossoff] Race better be a wake up call for Democrats - business as usual isn't working", Democrat Rep. Seth Moulton of MA tweeted out. Democrats won a special election in California, but that race was between two Democratic candidates, CNBC reports. And after Republican Karen Handel pulled out the win, the leadership-backed superPAC said using the Democratic leader prominently was one of their most effective tactics. "But she certainly is one of the reasons".

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But in recent weeks, both candidates had in many ways shied away from talking about the controversial president, with Ossoff trying to present himself as nearly nonpartisan and refusing to support higher taxes for wealthy people or a single-payer health care plan. "All the Fake News, all the money spent (equals) 0".

Handel backers, though, hailed Tuesday's results as confirmation that the district remains solidly in the party's grasp.

In a Tuesday night tweet, Trump congratulated Handel, saying "we are all very proud of you!"

"Any President in his shoes would do exactly what he's doing, and that is impress the voters with the fact that he withstood assaults on four different states and Republicans won all four", he added.

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Karen Handel declares victory. Perhaps if the Democrats had put slightly less of a moral investment in this election, it would be seen for what it really is: a special election. The issue going forward for them and for Republicans goes to sustainability.

Handel edged out her Democratic opponent, Jon Ossoff, in a much anticipated run-off election to replace Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

Ossoff told his supporters: "The fight goes on".

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