Ossoff Only Earned 1.3 Percent More Than Clinton In Georgia's 6th

A young Democrat, Jon Ossoff, in the USA state of Georgia has come very close to winning congressional seat held by Republicans for decades. That's not to mention that there will be a different level of voter turnout for the runoff. With the GOP having a single candidate to rally behind, this race now becomes exponentially easier for Republicans to win. If Ossoff had won at least 50%, he would have secured the seat outright.

"Dems failed in Kansas and are now failing in Georgia", Trump tweeted Wednesday morning. Republicans have held the seat since 1979, and past occupants include former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and current Georgia Sen.

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"We want everybody who is supportive of Republicans, so absolutely", Handel told The Associated Press after taking a congratulatory call from Trump on Wednesday.

"We have an awesome chance here, an extraordinary moment for Georgia", Ossoff told campaign volunteers as they headed out for a final round of door-knocking on Monday afternoon.

Republican Karen Handel, a former Georgia secretary of state, lagged in a distant second, qualifying her for the runoff.

It's strongly supported Republican presidential candidates, too, giving Mitt Romney a greater than 20-point win in 2012.

A 30-year-old political novice, Ossoff is running as the lone Democrat against a field of 17 Republicans for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives vacated when Trump named Tom Price as his health secretary. It's fairly well-known that Karen Handel, the race's Republican frontrunner, is a Planned Parenthood foe, but Ossoff's stance on abortion and reproductive rights make his candidacy even more outstanding.

Ossoff received 48.1% of the vote, shy of the 50% he needed to win outright. He took all but one percent of the vote secured by Democratic candidates, which means that Republicans as a whole won a narrow majority.

Greg Blustein, a political reporter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, said Ossoff's pledge to stand up to Trump resonates with voters.

Ossoff grew up in the district and says he will move back if he wins. Nevertheless, Mr Ossoff's strong showing offered proof of a re-energised Democratic base that could fire up a a torrid fight for the Congress mid-term elections next year, said analysts.

The poster at rightscoop.com commented on the discussion: "I love how confident Handel is during the interview and how she quickly points out to the CNN host that the Republicans combined got 52 percent of the vote, so if there had only been one Republican, Ossoff would have "lost his Oss".



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