All eyes on Georgia ahead of significant special election

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"We can not let up".

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump on Monday reiterated his support for Republican Karen Handel in Georgia's highly anticipated House runoff election, signaling how the race is being viewed as a bellwether for national politics. "Because moderates and independents in this district are exhausted of left-wing extremism".

On the final night before voting, though, he played to the base.

Dr. Nadine Becker wasn't politically involved until she saw Donald Trump elected president, but the suburban Atlanta gynecologist didn't know how to engage, given her traditionally Republican surroundings.

Then he offered a list of priorities sure to rouse any liberal. Ossoff has said "history will condemn us" for doing so. The trend lines are looking good for us.

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The race is seen as a significant political test for the new Trump administration and spending could top $50 million, making it the most expensive House race in US history.

Johnny Isakson (R-GA), and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, who left the seat open when he joined Trump's Cabinet. Going into Tuesday's elections, the Democrats were 24 seats short of a majority.

The runoff election in the traditionally solidly Republican district has attracted huge national attention as Democrats look for their first major electoral victory during President Donald Trump's presidency.

Republicans see an opportunity to squelch Democratic enthusiasm.

President Trump on Monday called out Democrat Jon Ossoff for living outside of the 6th Congressional District in Georgia, where he is running for a House seat.

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Mr. Ossoff has cast himself as a centrist in the race and is trying to trying to flip control of a seat that Republicans have held since Newt Gingrich took hold of it in 1979.

Ossoff gained national attention and raised millions of dollars by promising to make Trump "furious". While Mitt Romney won the district, which is comprised of wealthy suburbs of Atlanta, by 23 points over Barack Obama in 2012, Trump only defeated Hillary Clinton by 1.5 points in 2016. "The unhinged left is endorsing and applauding shooting Republicans", a text overlay says.

What Carver did not mention is that a minority party in Congress obstructing (and loudly disagreeing) with a president of an opposing party is nothing new-in fact, you can look back just a few years to see clear examples of this from the Republican Party.

Handel maintained some distance from Trump in the primary but has fully embraced his support and agenda since, including a joint fundraiser.

A series of polls released over the weekend showed Ossoff's lead - which had been as high as 7 points in May - dwindled down to a near-tie.

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"The strategy for this campaign has always been about who is best and the right fit for people of this district", Handel said on Monday.

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