Georgia Election: Most Expensive House Seat Campaign Litmus Test For Dems, GOP

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Progressives poured $23 million into Jon Ossoff’s campaign. House Democrats’ campaign arm sent a team to Georgia to organize the sixth congressional district months ahead of the special election there.

Now, voters will decide whether all the effort was worthwhile.

Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel are facing off Tuesday in what has become the most expensive House race in history, with the candidates, their parties and super PACs pouring more than $50 million combined into the effort to win a single House seat in the northern Atlanta suburbs.

More than 140,000 voters cast their ballots early — an astounding number for a special election, and one that nearly matches presidential contests.

The race is being viewed nationally as a gauge of whether President Donald Trump’s approval ratings are a drag on Republicans that could threaten the party’s control of the House in the 2018 midterm elections¬†or if the same silent voters who gave Trump the huge underdog victory in November will turnout once again. Read more at CNN.

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  1. I don’t understand. Why should any single Congressperson make such a hullabaloo? It’s not going to change the dimensions in any serious way.
    Because there isn’t term limits in NYC, we’re stuck with Jerry Nadler until his dying day. What should we, decent people, do? Nothing. We’re in the minority and therefore we are not represented. We have no one to represent our values and concerns. We have taxation without representation. It’s a sad state of affairs. But that’s how corrupt Government works, or doesn’t works.
    At the end of the day, it’s only one Congressperson amongst 435. Hardly a voice. They all live off the fat of the land. Sure, just take a look at Jerry.

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