Those were simpler times.
Congressional Democrats want to "stop" Republicans' intention to pass tax overhaul, health care and border security legislation, Trump tweeted, the latter an apparent reference to his promised wall along the U.S. -Mexico border.
Because of the district's status as suburban, educated and diverse, the Georgia race could be a harbinger of Democrats' ability to compete for similar Republican-held seats in places like Orange County, California, the Philadelphia suburbs and NY state in 2018.
Carver was referring to Tuesday's special election in Georgia's sixth congressional district, the most expensive House race in recent history, and the subject of an intense scrutiny over questions about whether Democrats can win in moderate Republican districts. The amount of money going into the race is unprecedented, especially in a special election.
Amid the crush of news in the last month you'd be forgiven if the special election for a US House of Representatives seat in Georgia snuck up on before you got up to speed on why it is such a big deal.
Mr Trump has celebrated his party's previous special election victories, and on Monday he tweeted out support for the Republican candidate in Georgia.
Flipping the seat formerly belonging to Price, an intellectual godfather of Trumpcare, would also carry a symbolic punch.
That's more than one-third of the county's 216,000-plus registered voters who live in the 6th District, and it is by far the highest turnout among the three metro Atlanta counties - Cobb and DeKalb are the others - that have communities that fall within the district's boundaries. Maybe next time they can just have a lightsaber duel.
Forget yesterday's news. Get what you need today in this early-morning email. Results will be parsed as a barometer for both parties nationally as they realign in the Trump era. The election took on an unusual amount of import among "Resistance"-minded Democrats simply because it came on their radar at a moment when they were most desperate for a victory, early in the void between the inauguration and the off-year elections this fall".
Democrats are throwing everything they can into the race. "I know he will hold Donald Trump accountable".
Many political pundits have suggested that Ossoff may benefit from Trump's low approval ratings as well as demographic changes within the district. He is part Aaron Sorkin character and part Third Way policy paper.
"These same leftists are all for Ossoff", the ad proclaims.
The ad features the now infamous photo of comedian Kathy Griffin holding a bloodied imitation of Donald Trump.
The early vote total soared past the 57,000 who voted early in the primary, where Ossoff reached 48%, just shy of the majority that would have avoided the runoff entirely.
Days after a lone gunman opened fire on US lawmakers at a baseball team practice in Virginia, a conservative group was running a TV ad in Atlanta that, with no evidence, appears to link the Democratic candidate, Jon Ossoff, to the shooting spree.
Jon Ossoff walks with Alisha Kramer after speaking to supporters in Atlanta, Georgia, Apr. 18, 2017. Sure, Scott Brown had won the special Senate election in MA, but Democrats could somewhat plausibly argue that Martha Coakley was a spectacularly tin-eared candidate. If Handel loses, it will be a warning sign to House Republicans facing tough races in other suburban districts around the country, many of them among the 23 GOP-held seats where Trump trailed Clinton in 2016.style="text-align: center;"