Republican wins close victory in SC

All eyes in Washington, D.C. are on Georgia’s sixth congressional district, where Republican Karen Handel is in a neck-and-neck race with Democrat Jon Ossof that will be decided Tuesday night. Trump won the district in November by more than 18 percentage points.Republican Ralph Norman has won a special election to fill the SC congressional seat vacated by Mick Mulvaney, who resigned to work for President Donald Trump’s administration.Norman, a real estate developer from Rock Hill who resigned his state house seat to run for Congress, is favored to defeat Parnell, a former DOJ tax attorney from Sumter.Republican Ralph Norman and Democrat Archie Parnell are competing in the race, along with three third-party contenders.Archie Parnell, a former Goldman Sachs executive, is running on the Democratic ticket against Republican Ralph Norman, who narrowly advanced from a GOP primary race.SC voters determine Tuesday who will succeed Mick Mulvaney in Congress, a seat Republicans feel is safely in their control but one that had a long history in Democratic hands.According to Roll Call, a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) gave an incredulous answer when asked what they were doing to flip the seat formerly held by White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney.Democrats held the seat for more than 100 years before Mulvaney’s 2010 victory.Norman, a former state lawmaker who challenged Spratt for the 5th District seat in 2006 and aligns himself with Trump, said during a recent candidate forum that the November presidential election results would work in his favor in his own race.