The Stakes in Georgia’s Election Couldn’t Be Higher

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The stakes in Georgia’s election couldn’t be higher

Tomorrow’s special congressional runoff in Georgia is a race that either party should win — for different reasons. For Republicans, this is a district they’ve represented since the late 1970s (when Newt Gingrich was first elected); the previous congressman, Tom Price (who’s now HHS secretary), received 62% of the vote in 2016; and the party (via the NRCC and the top House GOP Super PAC) has spent about $15 million to win it. For Democrats, President Trump’s job approval rating remains in the 30s (when it was in the low 40s during the initial round of voting in April); this is precisely the kind of upscale/affluent district Democrats need to win to take back control of the House; and Democrat Jon Ossoff got 48% of the vote back in April — so just two percentage points away from what he needs for victory Tuesday night.

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