BREAKING: Republican Karen Handel Wins in GA-06

Republican candidate for Georgia's Sixth Congressional seat Karen Handel speaks at an election night watch party in Roswell, Ga., Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Republicans are bidding to prevent a major upset in a conservative Georgia congressional district Tuesday where Democrats stoked by opposition to President Donald Trump have rallied behind a candidate who has raised a shocking amount of money for a special election. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

In a nail-biter to the finish race for all sides in Georgia’s 6th congressional district, the seat vacated by Trump’s Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, Republican Karen Handel has been projected to win with a decided lead over Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff.


The seat has been in Republican control for forty years.

The election was billed as a referendum on Donald Trump’s presidency. The president took to Twitter early this morning to aggressively support Handel as voting commenced.

Ossoff’s loss, considering the amount of money both sides put into a congressional race, will come as a sharp disappointment for Democrats.

RedState’s Associate Managing Editor Jay Caruso summed up the schadenfreude ahead for Republican’s perfectly.


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