Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Handel Beats Ossoff

Karen Handel (R) defeated Jon Ossoff (D) in the special election in the 6th district of Georgia.  The seat had been vacated by Tom Price (R), who became President Trump's Health and Human Services Secretary.  The seat was once held by Newt Gingrich (R), who spent two terms as Speaker of the House.  The final tally was about 52 percent for Handel and 48 percent for Ossoff.  With over $50 million spent by the two parties, this contest now stands as the most expensive House race in history.

Someone who apparently supported Ossoff created the Twitter hashtag "#VoteYourOssoff".  I'd say that Handel kicked his Ossoff.

There have been reports that Ossoff doesn't actually live in the 6th district.  Looks like he won't have to worry about needing to move.

Read more at CNN, NBC News, Politico, The Washington Post and The New York Times.

Naturally, the analysts have started analyzing:

From ABC News, what the results mean for each party.

From the Daily News, the "real lessons of Handel-Ossoff".

At HotAir, Allahpundit asks, "Did the polls get the Handel/Ossoff race wrong?"  (My follow-up question would be, "You mean like they got the 2016 presidential race wrong?")

Form MarketWatch, why Handel and Trump won, and Ossoff lost.

And from the Washington Examiner, Ossoff complains about "money in politics", after spending six times as much as Handel.  The hypocrisy is strong in this one (though present to some extent, in my opinion, in just about all politicians).

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