Millennial Democrat Jon Ossoff favored to win Tom Price’s House seatBaltimore Post-Examiner

Millennial Democrat Jon Ossoff favored to win Tom Price’s House seat

WASHINGTON- Millennial Democrat Jon Ossoff enjoys a small lead over Republican Karen Handel in the contest to occupy the Georgia congressional seat vacated by Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, according to a survey released on Saturday.

The Real Clear Politics Poll said that 49.6 percent of 6th District voters favored Ossoff compared with 47 percent who said they favored Handel. The survey is based on the average of five polls.

The surveys were carried out June 5-15.

Georgia’s 6th district encompasses much of suburban Atlanta and until recently was considered a shoe-in for Republicans.

President Donald Trump carried the district by less than 2 percentage points. Four years earlier Mitt Romney won the district by 23 points.

Many political pundits have suggested that Ossoff may benefit from Trump’s low approval ratings as well as demographic changes within the district.

Democrats regard the race as a bell-weather contest that may foreshadow how the party will fare in the 2018 mid-term elections. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has contributed about $5 million to Ossoff’s campaign.

Democrats failed to pickup the Congressional seats vacated by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke (Mont.), Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney (S.C.), and CIA Director Mike Pompeo (Kansas).

Price represented Georgia’s 6th district for more than 12 years before vacating the seat in February.

This article is republished with permission from Talk Media News 

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