Yes, Republicans would have nine weeks to unite before a runoff, and it's unclear Ossoff could sustain anything like his early fundraising pace as other campaigns (such as the May 25 special election in Montana) and the soon-to-be-assembling 2018 field compete for resources. Here's why this particular election is so important. "Increasingly it is the kind of district that looks like a bad fit for the Trump Republican Party". The district, which stretches from east Cobb County to north DeKalb County, has always been among the safest of Republican seats, and its last occupant, Tom Price, won landslide after landslide until Trump made him his health secretary. The California Democrat is an unpopular figure in this Georgia district that once sent former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to Capitol Hill. The nationally watched contest in several northern Atlanta suburbs is being viewed by many as a barometer of Trump's popularity.
Estes's seven-point victory was conspicuously narrow for a district that Trump won by 27 points in the presidential election. In 2012, by contrast, Republican nominee Mitt Romney garnered more than 60 percent of the vote. 'If the money's coming from outside the district, it's dirty'. And I don't want it to be the world that I think that President Trump is creating. Trump barely won it, but Republicans have held it for decades. Republicans concede that Democrat Jon Ossoff will probably lead vote totals. Trump said in the tweet. "I'm running to stop him and to fight for our community in Congress". If there's a runoff, Ossoff would be seen as the underdog in the conservative district. It must also be remembered here that the current incumbent, Republican Tom Price won his seat by a wide margin last time around.
A Republican has represented the sixth district since 1979, and a victory for the 30-year-old Ossoff could represent the first tangible public rejection of Trump's presidency.
Does this signal a new grassroots approach to politics? That was a strategic vote, he said, to try to deny Trump a win in the state. Many people weren't home on the handsome spring day, while some answered the door and vented their frustration over the several visits from various campaigns they'd gotten over the race and complained about the ad nauseum ads. "His most recent threat - to raise premiums for millions of Americans by withholding the law's Cost Sharing Reduction payments - amounts to nothing more than political blackmail".
The election likely won't be decided tomorrow.
Democrat candidate John Ossoff still leads the pack with 41 percent, but political statistician Nate Silver asserted Monday that Ossoff was unlikely to win the special election Tuesday.
SUAREZ: So Ossoff is well-funded and well-staffed.