Some Georgia Republicans see a 'political upside' to tragic shooting

National figures make closing arguments in Georgia race

Georgia special election comes down to the wire with candidates in a virtual dead heat

That investment is just one of many reasons it will be hard for the GOP to spin a loss Tuesday night as insignificant, which is bound to be their take if Georgia's Republican secretary of state, Karen Handel, loses to Ossoff in an upset. The race for Georgia's vacant congressional seat is believed to be the most expensive in history.

A Tuesday special election in the northern suburbs of Atlanta will settle just one of 435 U.S. House seats, but it has become a national story in the early months of Donald Trump's presidency.

Republican voters in the Sixth District need to ask themselves: Would it make things better, either in Washington or Georgia, to elect a neophyte Democrat who would join the minority party as the lowest man on the totem pole, and who would likely be more of a Democratic vote than he lets on?

"We can't spend that sum of money on every race and we won't spend that sum of money on every race", National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Steve Stivers said on MSNBC.

- Republican Karen Handel, 55, is a former Georgia secretary of state.

There's another election Tuesday in SC, to replace former Rep. Mick Mulvaney, a Republican who is now serving as President Trump's budget director.

"If the Democrats win the Georgia Sixth it should be a wake-up call to the Republican Party", GOP strategist Rick Tyler, ex-spokesman for Senator Ted Cruz's 2016 presidential campaign, told MSNBC on Monday. "We've never had a candidate like him to get excited about here".

Handel's experience in government contrasts with Ossoff's status as a political newcomer.

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- Democrat Jon Ossoff, 30, is a former congressional staffer-turned documentary filmmaker; now he's a symbol of the Trump opposition movement, though he rarely mentions the president. In all, left-leaning groups and Ossoff combined for about $2 million more in ad spending than Handel and conservative allies during the runoff phase.

If you live in District 6 and have not voted yet, tomorrow, Election Day, is your only chance to do so.

The special election has garnered much of the media's attention because a win in the typically Republican district would bolster Democrats vying to win back the House. He added, "Vote now for Karen H".

An independent pro-Handel group ran an ad claiming that Ossoff's supporters have been "cheering last week's shooting". Handel and several neighbors received threatening letters with a white substance the Federal Bureau of Investigation later said was likely not hazardous.

"I think he can win", the Doraville, Ga., Democrat said at an Ossoff rally. And I really do think the congressional baseball shooting is going to decide the election.

The Georgia Congressional seat vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price might soon be occupied by a Democrat. Another ad highlighted Mrs. Handel's opposition to funding Planned Parenthood.

"My opponent likes to talk about it", she said.

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