Trump slams Ossoff, praises Handel in tweets

(AP Photo/David Goldman). Jon Ossoff, Democratic candidate for Georgia's 6th congressional district talks to supporters during a stop at a campaign office in Chamblee, Ga., Monday, June 19, 2017.

Trump concluded: "Vote now for Karen H, " an apparent reference to Karen Handel, the Republican running in a special congressional election in Georgia. He also said "their ObamaCare is dead".

Should Democrats fail to convert at least one of the special election seats, it could be a demoralizing blow for administration opponents who have seen these races as early tests of the national strength of an anti-Trump movement.

Both Jon Ossoff, the Democrat, and Karen Handel, the Republican, are party people. "VOTE TODAY", Trump then tweeted.

"[Voting] is the most powerful, nonviolent instrument or tool that we have and we must use it", Lewis told supporters at the NAACP's annual Juneteenth Festival on Saturday. The former Army intelligence officer assembled an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle while blindfolded to mock Republican attacks that he was weak on the Second Amendment.

Mr. Ossoff, meanwhile, downplayed his fundraising advantage, and played up the fact that his campaign has 12,000 volunteers, saying working with that sort of grass-roots energy has been "uplifting and exciting".

Kander lost in Missouri, but his three-point margin was much closer than Hillary Clinton's 18-point shellacking in the state's presidential vote. To him, they're looking for fresh leadership, government accountability and a plan to bolster the economy.

Democrats are also sure to argue that, win or lose, requiring the GOP to dedicate gobs of money to defending a district that House Speaker Newt Gingrich once called home should be cause for hope.

Ossoff says House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was shot on a suburban Washington, D.C. baseball field, is "fighting for his life".

If Handel were to win, Republicans on Capitol Hill could feel they are on the right track - helping the GOP's push for health care and tax reform legislation. However, there have been those, like President Donald Trump's counselor Kellyanne Conway, Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY), and other conservatives who have only stoked the fires. Handel and several neighbors received threatening letters with a white substance the Federal Bureau of Investigation later said was likely not hazardous. Vote Karen Handel for Congress.

Ms Handel, 55, spent Monday campaigning across the district, and received support from a Donald Trump tweet on Tuesday.

The most expensive House race in USA history heads to voters Tuesday in suburban Atlanta.

Handel and McCarthy started the day at a breakfast restaurant, shaking hands and urging people to vote on Tuesday.

Republicans are facing a sobering reminder of their president's poor approval ratings, as 30-year-old centrist Democrat Jon Ossoff, a filmmaker and onetime political assistant, clings to the narrowest of leads.

From coast to coast, a large share of the nation's - and even the president's - political attention has been focused on suburban Atlanta and the most expensive House race in history.

  • Leroy Wright