Ossoff's vows to "stand up to Donald Trump" have helped him become a rising Democratic star, though on the campaign trail he largely sticks to more moderate rhetoric that includes promises to cut wasteful spending.
On Tuesday, voters in Georgia's 6th congressional district (in suburban Atlanta) will head to the polls to select a new rep for the seat vacated by current HHS Secretary Tom Price.
President Trump is wading into the special congressional election being held in Georgia on Tuesday, saying on Twitter Monday that the "super Liberal Democrat" in the race wants to raise taxes.
The race is an open one, meaning there is no primary and both Democrats and Republicans are running in it together.
Democrat candidate John Ossoff still leads the pack with 41 percent, but political statistician Nate Silver asserted Monday that Ossoff was unlikely to win the special election Tuesday.
The Georgia primary comes a week after Republicans sweated out a closer-than-expected special congressional victory in Kansas.
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The Opinion Savvy poll conducted for FOX 5 shows Democrat Ossoff leading the race at 42percent, followed by former Georgia Secretary of State Handel at 21 percent. That seems to be the most likely outcome of this election with 18 candidates on the ballot, so residents can look forward to two more months of political advertisements.
The election's frontrunner, Democrat Jon Ossoff, has capitalized on the anti-Trump sentiment. If no candidate reaches that threshold, the top two finishers will go to a runoff in June.
"Jon is being bankrolled by the most extreme liberals", said Republican candidate Karen Handel, referring to Ossoff's fundraising haul that exceeds $8 million, most of it from outside the district. Some eight local elections have seen the voters swing in favor of Democrats as opposed to Republicans and this is surely a trend that needs to be taken note of. Judson Hill and Dan Moody. Unprompted, Aftewicz echoed the barrage of campaign ads attempting to tie Ossoff to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California.
"Stop Donald Trump, the man who encourages racial and religious discrimination and sexism", Jackson says. The other variable that separates the contests in Kansas and Georgia is that the latter does not have the former's deep reservoirs of intensely pro-Trump rural counties.
Like Trump, Republicans are trying to paint Ossoff as a "far left" candidate.
"This is the first time I've been old enough to vote against the people in charge, the people I don't agree with", the 25-year-old said. "What I think should happen - and will happen - is the Democrats will start calling me and negotiating".