Early returns show tight race in Georgia congressional poll

In a amusing moment from their televised debate, Handel stunned Ossoff into momentary silence when she pointedly asked, “So Jon, I guess what I would like to know is, exactly who are you going to vote for in this election?”Former Georgia Secretary of State Republican candidate Karen Handel held onto the Georgia House special elections. Swings like these may be enough to produce a Democrat majority in the House of Representatives at next year’s election, but they do not yet signal the sort of catastrophic collapse that might impel the GOP to take action against its rogue president. Handel won the runoff by around five percentage points.”This is not the outcome any of were hoping for, but this is the beginning of something much bigger than us.”, Ossoff told supporters Tuesday night. And he said his campaign “showed the world that in places where no one thought it was even possible to fight, we could fight”. Shares on the likelihood of Ossoff winning closed above shares on Handel winning continuously since May 16 and saw spreads reaching as high as 36 cents on June 11. Democrats are out to win the battle to save one-sixth of the USA economy. “I think people are actually getting out and saying what they need to say this time, which I think is very important”.Her victory over Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District comes after Republican special congressional election wins in Montana, Kansas and SC.Either Republican Karen Handel will claim a seat that’s been in her party’s hands since 1979 or Democrat Jon Ossoff will manage an upset that will rattle Washington ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.His huge fundraising hauls – he raised at least $23 million – kept his message on metro Atlanta’s airwaves and allowed him to target irregular voters and others who rarely cast ballots for Democrats.She told the crowd that Americans must “find a more civil way to deal with our disagreements” because “no one should ever feel their life threatened over their political beliefs and position”, adding that that goes for “both sides of the political aisle”.Total spending in the Georgia race for all candidates has topped $56 million, including tens of millions by outside groups, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a campaign finance watchdog in Washington, D.C., easily topping the previous record of $29.5 million set in a 2012 Florida race. Still, Price got more than 60 percent of the vote there in 2016 and won comfortably there for most of the time after he first won the seat in 2004.Handel began her victory speech Tuesday night by thanking her supporters and her cheerleaders in Republican leadership, including President Donald Trump.Handel, her own campaign flooded with outside donations, has kept the race tight, emphasising her area roots.The president instantly took to Twitter to congratulate Norman for his victory.But that hasn’t stopped Trump from weighing in on the race. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 21, 20174-0.Trump tweeted Tuesday evening to congratulate Handel on a “big win”.The special election was to fill a the seat vacated by Tom Price, who resigned to become Trump’s Secretary of Health and Human Services. At every turn, she sought to remind voters that Ossoff lived outside the district and that his values were “3,000 miles away”.