Democrats put a ton of chips on their newest champion Jon Ossoff in hopes that he could wrestle a reliable GOP House seat from republicans. The DNC candidate didn’t deliver in Tuesday’s special election and here’s how the media is reporting his failure.
New York Times:
Jon Ossoff, a Democrat, Narrowly Misses Outright Win in Georgia House Race
A documentary filmmaker and former congressional staff member, Mr. Ossoff, 30, had hoped to avert a runoff in the Sixth District, a Republican-dominated section of the Atlanta suburbs that had been represented by Tom Price, who is now Mr. Trump’s health and human services secretary. But despite his financial advantage — Mr. Ossoff had raised $8.3 million, more than quadruple that of the next-closest candidate — and a highly energized liberal base, a majority was just out of reach…
Republicans avoid big loss by forcing runoff in Georgia House race
Republicans avoided an embarrassing defeat in a House race in Atlanta’s conservative suburbs by forcing a runoff against Democrat Jon Ossoff, who captured the most votes with a groundswell of grass-roots activism and millions in donations fueled largely by antipathy to President Trump…
Los Angeles Times
Republicans force a June runoff in House race seen as referendum on President Trump
Republicans on Tuesday forced the front-running Democratic candidate for an Atlanta-area House seat into a runoff, extending until June a congressional contest that has become a nationalized referendum on President Trump…
Georgia special election goes to runoff as GOP gets wakeup call
Republicans were served another reminder of President Donald Trump’s unpopularity Tuesday as Democrat Jon Ossoff nearly captured a House seat in a region that for decades has been a conservative stronghold…
THE TRUMP EFFECT: Georgia special House election will go to run-off
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A special election in Georgia’s Sixth congressional district failed to produce an outright winner Tuesday, forcing a June 20 runoff between upstart Democrat Jon Ossoff and former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel…