The Special Election in Georgia Is Heading to a Runoff
Original story at Mother Jones• 4 mentions • 6 months ago
Mother Jones 6 months ago
Democrat Jon Ossoff came up just short of an outright victory in Tuesday's special election for the Georgia congressional seat vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. Instead after finishing a few points shy of the 50-percent threshold in a 20-candidate field, he'll face off against Republican Karen Handel on June 20th. The race was the third special congressional election since November, but the first in a district considered even remotely competitive. Although the sixth was considered safely Republican for decades and Price never faced serious opposition, Hillary Clinton nearly won the district in November. Ossoff raised more ...