Trump slams Ossoff, praises Handel in tweets

Trump Just Gave Karen Handel The Worst Endorsement Ever Before Georgia’s Special Election

"I think the shooting is going to win this election for us", said Carver, the GOP chair of an adjacent congressional district.

But it's a different story in Georgia, where political neophyte Jon Ossoff, a Democrat, is running against Republican Karen Handel for the seat vacated by Rep. Tom Price when he became Secretary of Health and Human Services. The race has shattered records as the most expensive congressional contest in USA history with total spending approaching $40 million. Those Republicans include former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Democrats across the country see Ossoff's candidacy as an opportunity to win back a seat in the Republican-dominated House.

The region has been historically held by Republicans, a challenge for the Democratic newcomer.

The Georgia race likely marks Democrats' best chance of capturing a GOP-held seat left open by Trump's selection of Republican congressmen for administration posts, after falling short in Kansas and Montana. In November, Price won the seat by more than 20 points.

The race is being viewed nationally as a gauge of whether President Donald Trump's sagging approval ratings are a drag on Republicans that could threaten the party's control of the House in the 2018 midterm elections.

In a district that was once nobody's idea of "swing", the parties themselves have elevated the stakes. It is now the most expensive congressional race in history. He doesn't constantly refer to Handel, a former Georgia secretary of state, directly either, instead pitching his "fresh leadership" against "career politicians". Bernie Sanders' (I) presidential campaign.

After Scalise's shooting, the tensions in the race ratcheted up even more.

"What I've seen from our numbers, we've been very competitive in the early vote numbers, and he was unable to replicate what he did in the primary", Handel told reporters after a campaign event at the Old Hickory House in Turner, Ga.

For Ossoff supporter David Ware, the decision is based on his belief that health care should be affordable.

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He was knocked out eight times in total in his career and fought five times on the UFC circuit from 2009 to 2011. Former UFC fighter now a boxer Tim Hague has died in hospital after he was knocked out during a boxing match.

The race between Ossoff and Handel remains a close one. Scalise was shot by a man who identified on social media as a liberal, and he offered angry critiques of Republicans and President Donald Trump. "The stakes here are not just for the House, the stakes are for the Trump presidency".

Mr. Ossoff countered that her strategy is part of the "tired" partisan playbook voters are sick of.

Many political pundits have suggested that Ossoff may benefit from Trump's low approval ratings as well as demographic changes within the district.

"Steve and I send our congratulations to the future Mr. and Mrs. Ossoff", she said in the statement.

"I want the right people in our government", Asper said.

In Arizona, Randy Friese, a trauma surgeon turned state representative, said he has watched the Georgia race as he weighs a challenge to Sen. "And what we need is a person like myself who understands the 6th District what the issues are, what the priorities are and can really be a fierce advocate for the people of the 6th".

That trend has fueled Democratic hopes that Trump has ushered in a new electoral environment ripe for potential Democratic wins. Elissa Slotkin, a former Defense Department official, is moving toward a campaign against Rep. Mike Bishop of MI.

Democratic officials argue that even a razor-thin defeat for Ossoff should be taken as an encouraging sign, but the party is under pressure to win.

More than 140,000 voters cast their ballots early - an astounding number for a special election, and one that almost matches presidential contests.

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