GA Election Heads to Runoff

Headline Roundup April 19th, 2017

The special election for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives will head to a runoff between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel, as Ossoff fell short of the 50% margin needed to declare victory.

GA Election Heads to Runoff

From the Right
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A special election in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District failed to produce an outright winner Tuesday, forcing a June 20 runoff between upstart Democrat Jon Ossoff and former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel.

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ROSWELL, Ga. — Jon Ossoff, a Democrat making his first bid for elective office, narrowly missed winning a heavily conservative House district in Georgia outright on Wednesday, according to The Associated Press. It threw a scare into Republicans in a special congressional election that was seen as an early referendum on President Trump.

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From the Center
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Democrat Jon Ossoff blew away his Republican opposition in a special election Tuesday, but fell just short of 50% of the vote needed to avoid a runoff to represent Georgia’s 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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