Mr. Ossoff now goes to a June 20 runoff. The Dunwoody retiree and Handel volunteer says Republicans were too cautious in the primary for fear they'd "step on toes". Can you chip in $3 to help Jon Ossoff beat Karen Handel in the run-off? "Bring it on!" he said.
A first place finish for Ossoff was expected as Democrats in the traditionally red suburban Atlanta district heavily favored the 30-year-old first-time candidate, while Republicans spread their votes across 11 choices.
According to Real Clear Politics' poll tracking, Ossoff was the presumed front-runner as he had support in the 41 percent to 45 percent range in the race for Georgia's 6th congressional district. But the hard work isn't over yet.
President Trump tweeted congratulations to former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel for managing to claw her way into a runoff.
Handel, too, made sure to address her opponent's out-of-state supporters.
Democrats have a decision to make.
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Opposition marchers included Liliana Machuca, who earns about $20 a month holding two jobs teaching literature. In recent protests, security forces have fired rubber bullets and tear gas, as well as using a water cannon.
Once the Fulton results finally began to come in, it became apparent that no candidate was going to take home a victory Tuesday night, although Ossoff told supporters the campaign has already achieved a victory of sorts. They put all the money that they had in there, they put all the firepower, and they came up short.
"That picture is going on Facebook, tagging all my NY friends", he said. "That no matter what the outcome is tonight, whether we take it all or we fight on, we have defied the odds. I do not think that gay relationships are-they are not what God intended" and that she also opposed adoption by gay parents. They spent $8.3 million and threw everything, including the kitchen sink, at it and lost.
"The intensity and the momentum here is driven by the grassroots at the local level", Ossoff recently told Salon's Simon Maloy.
Democrat Jon Ossoff will face Republican Karen Handel in a June 20 runoff to decide Georgia's 6th Congressional District Special Election. "Glad to be of help!" wrote Trump on Twitter. "Why wouldn't he be?" asked Handel. "He's a Republican president". A Republican has held the seat since 1979, and Price won 62 percent of the vote in November.
"Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, and Paul Ryan can't be feeling great right now". "Democrat Jon Ossoff would be a disaster in Congress", he tweeted early in the morning. "This president got 306 electoral votes", he explained. And what further damage will Donald Trump do to the Republican brand in the next two months? Georgia voters want a bold vision of inclusion and economic opportunity for every Georgia family, so Jon Ossoff is in a strong position to become the first Democrat to represent the Georgia 6thin almost 40 years.