“GOP ROCKS GEORGIA: Handel beats Ossoff despite Dems’ big-bucks effort” -Fox News

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Summary: ” In this June 6, 2017 file photo, candidates in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District race Republican Karen Handel, left and Democrat Jon Ossoff prepare to debate in Atlanta. The other two special-election races this year in which Democrats failed to win a GOP House seat were in Kansas, and Montana. Democrats have one last outside of possibility to win a GOP House seat, Rep. Republican Karen Handel on Tuesday night defeated rival Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s record-spending, special-election congressional race, keeping, yet an additional House seat in GOP hands, and denying Democrats a possibility to deliver a rebuke to President Trump. Democrats won one special House election this year, holding onto the California seat vacated by Xavier Becerra. Voters “are not interested in Hollywood, and California coming in and buying this seat,” she said Tuesday morning on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends.” An Atlanta Journal-Constitution analysis showed just 3.5 percent of Ossoff’s donations between the final end of March and May came from Georgia. The race smashed fundraising records, for a House contest — with both campaigns, and outside of groups combining to spend a all-time prerecord $50 million. While Republicans have held the Georgia seat since foregoing House Speaker Newt Gingrich took it from Democrats nearly four decades ago, the district doesn’t appear as conservative as in years past. Ossoff’s defeat was an additional setback, for Democrats hoping to capitalize on Trump’s low favorable approval ratings to win a long-standing Republican seat. Trump won the district over with Democrat Hillary Clinton last year by just 1.5 percent, compared to 2008 when Republican presidential nominee Arizona Sen. The 30-year-old Ossoff, whose campaign was hurt by revelations that he didn’t live in the suburban Atlanta district, thanked his campaign team, and voters in a short concession speech. I’m excited to have her as a partner in the House.” Ossoff tried to thread the needle in the conservative-leaning Georgia district by vowing to cut taxes, for small size businesses, while championing equal rights for women, and minorities, which earned him the support of civil rights icon and Georgia Democratic Rep. With all precincts reporting, Handel, a foregoing Georgia secretary of state, led Ossoff 52 percent to 48 percent — a margin of nearly 11,00 votes out of more than 250,00 ballots cast. Republican candidate, for 6th congressional district Karen Handel speaks at a campaign event just where she was joined by House Speaker Paul Ryan in Dunwoody, Ga., Monday, May 15, 2017.”

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