FILE - Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, a doctor and former congressman, arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 29, 2017, to testify before a House panel.
The Democrats' hopes are now pinned on Jon Ossoff, a documentary filmmaker and former congressional aid, whom they have helped raise $8.3 million from more than 200,000 donors around the country, according to Politico.
Ossoff is running against four other Democrats and 11 GOP candidates in what is called a "jungle primary", in which all candidates run against one another regardless of party. If no one candidate clears 50 percent of the vote, the top two finishers will head to a run-off in June.
Rep. Tom Cole, an Oklahoma Republican and former chairman of the HouseGOP's campaign committee, said Democrats are more united in the Georgia race, but said Mr. Ossoff would struggle to win a runoff where the GOP would be able to unite behind a single candidate.
Why is Ossoff a contender?
One thing is for certain: He has already succeeded in upsetting Trump, who has unleashed a tweet storm against the candidate, aware of the dire implications if Ossoff can pull off the upset. Trump barely won it, but Republicans have held it for decades.
If Republicans shed such support in races nationwide next year, Democrats argue, the balance of power could well shift in the Republican-controlled Congress. Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton by a relatively close margin in the district.
A lot of it comes down to demographics.
Georgia's 6th District hasn't gone "Blue" since President Jimmy Carter. The same district gave Mitt Romney a 23-point lead in 2012.
Still, Ossoff's candidacy has attracted the attention of Democrats nationwide, who see the election as a chance to flip a historically conservative district and as a referendum on the Trump administration.
Turnout has been a big concern for Democrats in Georgia.
"As for the possibility Ossoff gets 50 percent and doesn't need to do a runoff, Galloway said that he would be ‶mildly surprised" if that happened. While the final Opinion Savvy poll on the race shows Ossoff leading second-place Karen Handel by nearly 20 points, he's well short of what he needs to avoid a runoff with 41.5 percent. A former Georgia secretary of state, she benefits from tremendous name recognition in the district from two other unsuccessful statewide runs: She narrowly lost a GOP runoff for governor in 2010 and finished in third in the Republican primary for an open US Senate seat in 2014.
Estes ultimately won his race by just 7 points, a shockingly low lead in an area where Republicans outnumber Democrats 2-to-1. Ossoff raised more than $8 million during the first quarter of the year, and, as The Atlanta Journal-Constitution noted, more than 95 percent of donations to Ossoff's campaign came from outside of Georgia.
At first, both parties considered the race a safe Republican seat.
Yes, and he wants people to know that he's no fan of Ossoff. "Stop Donald Trump, a man who encourages racial and religious discrimination and sexism", Jackson says in the ad, casting the race as a chance to undermine the Republican president and throwing in "Pulp Fiction" references for good measure.
What does this mean for control of the House?
Roswell police are investigating an alleged theft of Jon Ossoff's yard signs.
"Republican voters are not going to sit by and let this district go to a Democrat", Handel said. Ossoff's vows to "stand up to Donald Trump" have helped fuel his campaign, though at appearances he largely sticks to more moderate rhetoric that includes promises to cut wasteful spending.