Real-time social reactions to Jon Ossoff, Karen Handel 6th District election results

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In the early-April special election in Kansas for newly-appointed Central Intelligence Agency director Mike Pompeo's former House seat, Democrat James Thompson was defeated by only seven points in a district which President Trump won by 27 points. Some of his ads early on ahead of the April all-party primary - where he got 48 percent of the vote in an 18-candidate field - talked about taking on the president.

Will Republicans show up? Five people were injured in the incident, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who remains in the hospital in serious condition.

In ordinary years, this is no swing district.

In Georgia 6 district in particular, Tom Price won reelection by 24 points in November 2016 prior to being nominated Secretary of Health and Human Services - a margin of victory that was 19 points wider than Handel's winning margin over Ossoff.

If so, they will try hard to spin this as a moral victory, or something.

The district has historically leaned heavily Republican.

We've been following the special election for Georgia's sixth Congressional District. Democrat Jon Ossoff is trying for an upset over Handel in the GOP-leaning 6th Congressional District that stretches across greater Atlanta's northern suburbs. He's reportedly pulling 15 percent of GOP voters in the district, which is significant-possibly enough to win.

What it all means: No one is quite sure what to expect, aside from a close race. There are 193 Democrats and three seats, including the one in Georgia, are vacant.

It left some Congressional Democrats pained, and searching for answers.

The makeup of the electorate is critical to watch. But he is also just 30 years old and does not have long-lasting political connections through the district. "Handel actually lives here and isn't bankrolled by people in California".

Yet as much as the GOP hammered Ossoff because so much of his financial support came from outside the district, Handel, too, enjoyed the backing of SuperPACs based far away from Georgia. I would expect Democrats' morale to plunge with a loss as much as it would soar with a win.

One of the two candidates will head to Washington and the issues debated now in the halls of Congress are on the minds of Georgia voters as well.

The race was viewed nationally as a gauge of whether Trump's sagging approval ratings are a drag on Republicans that could threaten the party's control of the House in the 2018 midterm elections. She'll have even helped write the playbook, after relentlessly working to tie Ossoff to Nancy Pelosi and hitting him on national security.

"We have a chance to make a decision about who's going to lead us whether the president is there or not there, whether his policies are good or bad", said Ware, 63, an attorney.

"A special thanks to the president of the United States of America", she said late Tuesday night as her supporters chanted, "Trump!" She anxious that he did not live in the district and might be out of touch with residents. Shares on the likelihood of Ossoff winning closed above shares on Handel winning continuously since May 16 and saw spreads reaching as high as 36 cents on June 11.

A record-breaking $23 million was poured in for Ossoff.

However, many voters rejected the idea that the Sixth district campaign was an early referendum on Trump. Democratic fund-raising operations have depicted it as a do-or-moment for the party, where a millennial who stood somewhere between the youthful Berniecrats and moderate Hillary centrists could be a harbinger of their prospects in 2018's midterms.

Sanders himself fed this narrative when he pointedly answered, "I don't know", when the Wall Street Journal asked him this spring whether Ossoff is a progressive.

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