Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Runoff June 20: Ossoff vs Handel

Jon's final tally was 48.1%, so there will be a runoff on June 20th.

Karen Handel came in second without about 20%.   This is interesting, because she was not the self-proclaimed pro-Trump candidate among the top three Republican vote-getters.   And yet Trump tweeted out this morning, after congratulating Handel, "Glad to be of help."

So . . . on to the runoff.   Let's see if Republications can stop fighting among themselves to unite behind Handel, who has some baggage herself which we'll explore later.

For now, let's take a day to realize what a victory this was for Jon and his campaign:   48.1% in a district that hasn't been won by a Democrat since the 1970s.

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