Karen Handel, the Republican candidate, has won the Georgia House seat in what was the most expensive House race in U.S. history.
Newt Gingrich’s old seat, formerly held by HHS Secretary Tom Price, was up for grabs in today’s special election runoff. Democrat Progressives tried to win the seat to make it a referendum against President Trump.
Georgia’s suburban Atlanta district has been a Republican stronghold for 40 years. It was supposed to be the Democrats’ big success story.
Before today’s runoff, Ossoff said his near-victory two months ago was “historic”. He called it a “victory for the ages.”
Handel appears to have won handily. She’s about 6 points ahead with 99% of the votes in.
The pollsters claimed Ossoff was 7 points ahead until recently when they said he was only 2 points ahead. Internal poll numbers showed Handel winning.
Democrats also lost in South Carolina, but that was a given. Democrats are 0 for 5 in special elections[…]
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