Handel Celebrates 6th District Results, Gets Ready For Runoff
- Author: Zachary Reyes Apr 23, 2017,
Apr 23, 2017, 18:00
The National Right to Life Victory Fund was actively involved in the April 18 special election in Georgia's sixth district.
But he fell short of the 50 per cent of votes needed to send him straight to Washington.
But when the leading Democrat, Jon Ossoff, failed to get at least 50 percent of the vote in Georgia's 6 congressional district, Democrats couldn't point to an outright win for him.
CNN called the race just after midnight. He'll face Republican Karen Handel, who finished second with 20 percent of the vote, in a runoff election on June 20.
Ryan's most notable failure came over the last few months when he was unable to bring his party - and the Republican president - together to achieve the repeal of Obamacare, something they have been promising to do for almost a decade.
Spicer noted that the reason why President Donald Trump won was the Republican Party had already made significant headway with the shifting demographics of the country.
Democrats smell blood after Ossoff far out-performed past Democratic House candidates in this historically strong Republican seat - even exceeding Hillary Clinton's margin from the 2016 presidential election.
"Despite major outside money, FAKE media support and eleven Republican candidate, BIG "R" win with runoff in Georgia", Trump tweeted late Tuesday.
Both parties see the race as a test, an early indicator of what lies ahead in the 2018 congressional mid-term elections so Democrats have been trying to make it a referendum on the president.
Georgia's 6th District, which includes Cobb County, Fulton County and Dekalb County, has been held by Republicans since Newt Gingrich took office in 1978. On Tuesday, voters in Georgia's 6th congressional district (in suburban Atlanta) will head to the polls to select a new rep for the seat vacated by current HHS Secretary Tom Price. She mounted unsuccessful runs for governor in 2010 and the U.S. Senate in 2012. Last week, a House race in Kansas became unexpectedly competitive, with the GOP nominee defeating a Democrat by just seven points in a district Republicans won by more than 30 points in November.
Democrats, out of power in Congress and the White House, need a spark to convince themselves they can take back all that they had lost.