Georgia Almost Elected a Democrat to the House

Georgia Almost Elected a Democrat to the House

Despite being a historically conservative district, the Sixth Congressional District of Georgia almost sent Democrat Jon Ossoff to Congress on Tuesday. The Sixth District, which encompasses some of the northern suburbs of Atlanta, hasn’t elected a Democrat to Congress since Jimmy Carter was President. Ossoff, a 30-year-old Democrat and first-time election runner narrowly missed winning a seat in House, winning 48.1% of the vote, just shy of the 50% needed to win. His campaign raked in the most cash, raising $8.3 million, which is 4 times the nearest competitor. Ossoff and Karen Handel, an “establishment-friendly” Republican and Trump supporter, will compete in the June 20 run-off election. This week’s Georgian events have been a scare for Republicans but big news for Democrats around the nation, particularly those in predominantly Republican states.

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