Handel Defeats Ossoff In Georgia House Race, Dealing Blow To Democrats

House Republicans are now 4-0 in contested special elections since PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP won the presidency.

Read that about 4 times and you’ll know how much the Democrats suck!

Image: Curtis Compton, Atlanta Journal Constitution

Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff Tuesday in a special election to fill a Georgia congressional seat, dashing Democrats’ hopes of flipping a House district in order to build momentum ahead of the 2018 midterms.

Polling had been showing a tight race, with several recent surveys showing Ossoff just ahead of Handel. However, a poll released Monday evening had the two candidates neck-and neck. As of around 11 p.m. Tuesday night, incomplete returns showed Handel leading Ossoff by a little under six points.

Democrats had hoped that they could harness the anti-Trump energy in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District, located in the Atlanta suburbs and brimming with well-educated voters, to take over what had for several decades been a solidly Republican seat. Though now-Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price handily won re-election there in November, President Donald Trump only won the district by one point, signaling that the seat could be up for grabs. But Handel’s win suggests Republicans can outrun Trump’s low approval ratings.

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