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Knife-edge U.S. congressional vote too close to call

Polling data suggests the race Tuesday will be very tight.Trump also held a fundraiser for Handel while in town for the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting in April. Both candidates have expanded their efforts greatly since the April primary, at which time totals only amounted to $8 million for Ossoff and $476,000 for Handel.The most expensive House election in US history is down to the wire Tuesday in Georgia’s sixth district.Republican Karen Handel has won a nationally watched congressional election in Georgia, avoiding an upset that would have rocked Washington ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.The matchup between Handel and Ossoff in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District has become a proxy for the national political atmosphere and a test of GOP strength early in Donald Trump’s presidency, prompting record-breaking spending.”The people of the Sixth District are going to be looking for someone who’s been part of this community for almost 25 years”, she told reporters after casting her ballot on Tuesday morning, as several dozen nearby Ossoff supporters chanted “Flip the Sixth”.This time, Republicans are playing defense.Attorney David Ware said a belief that health care should be affordable determined his vote for Ossoff.”I don’t think that anybody should live in poverty, dealing with that when they’re working a 40-hour week”, he said.”The strategy for this campaign has always been about who is best and the right fit for people of this district”, Handel said on Monday. “We need a commitment to accountability”, he said.Ossoff, a democrat, is a 30 year old former Congressional aid and documentary filmmaker.Broce says investigators from the Secretary of State’s office are reviewing the issue.Scanning the parking lot outside the parking lot, Evans said she was encouraged to see so many older voters.She is also known for being a Susan G Komen Foundation executive in 2012 when the organisation sought to cut off its support of Planned Parenthood.The candidates – Ossoff, 30, a former congressional aide, and Handel, 55, Georgia’s former secretary of state – are locked in a close race to fill a seat vacated by Republican Tom Price, tapped by Trump to serve as Health and Human Services secretary. But the district was not almost as supportive of Trump: He beat former secretary of State Hillary Clinton by less than 2 points.”I think the people in this district and Atlanta as a whole, I think they are probably exhausted of hearing about it but they need to pay attention because it matters right now”, Jade Morey, a Handel supporter, told CNN outside a campaign event in the final days before Tuesday’s election.Handel has handled Trump gingerly. She supported Gary Johnson in the 2016 Presidential election.”Democrat Jon Ossoff, who wants to raise your taxes to the highest level and is weak on crime and security, doesn’t even live in district”, he tweeted early yesterday. She is from the district. He lives with his fiancee near the Emory University campus, where she is in medical school. The president vowed that she, if elected, “will fight for lower taxes, great healthcare strong security”.