I don't know about you, but it kind of puts things in perspective for me.
Tom Perez, chairman of the national Democrat Party, sent an email after Georgia's April election ended inconclusively, writing: "If we go all-in and elect Jon, we'll turn Georgia's 6th district blue for the first time in 38 years and send a big, loud message to Donald and the Republicans who are backing him that Democrats are fired up and ready to fight".
And Democrats are under pressure to show they can notch a victory in the sort of affluent seat they will need in order to take back the House majority. Ossoff previously called for Handel to "disown" the ad.
"This is about who will support Donald Trump and his agenda", said Sleeth, a 37-year-old landscaper from Johns Creek, Ga. "On Tuesday, #VoteKarenHandel", Trump said, referring to Republican candidate Karen Handel.
For McCleary, 58, it's less about Trump.
More people voted early in Georgia's 6th congressional district for the House seat special election than the amount that did for the 2014 general election. Tom Price, the current Health and Human Services Secretary, won reelection to the set by more than 20 percentage points.
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Few if any people are casting the SC race as a referendum on Trump's presidency; Trump won the district easily in 2016. While no new polls have been released this week, the most recent WSB-TV/Landmark poll showed Ossoff with 49.7% vs.
A spokesperson for Handel, who formerly served as Georgia's secretary of state, joined Ossoff in his condemnation of the ad. And she jabbed at her opponent's massive fundraising haul.
But the national attention - and all the money - tells another story.
Political junkies around the United States will be getting their fix Tuesday with a pair of special elections to replace House seats left open by presidential appointments. Both campaigns have denounced the ad. He's also taken aim at Handel as a "career politician" and an executive for the Susan G. Komen Foundation when the organization threatened to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood, a health care and abortion provider. In fact, four times more money has come from donors in California and NY than his supporters in Georgia.
Both candidates have reported receiving threats, prompting heightened security in the final days of the race. Handel lags behind at about $5 million. A political action committee backed by House Speaker Paul Ryan spent $7 million on her behalf, and the GOP's House campaign committee about $4.5 million. And she had some high-profile help. The two campaigns and political groups have bombarded Atlanta-area television and radio with election advertising.
"The leftists have gone and typecast, and they've picked this young man - charismatic, articulate - and they've taught him a few Republican buzzwords", Perdue told Handel supporters. Ossoff has said the address is close to Emory University, where his fiancee attends medical school.
"When we come home in the evening there's always generally something hanging at the door, which doesn't bother me but it does bother me them coming and banging on the door", he said.
The 36,000 early voters who didn't participate in the primary at all are among the major question marks that make the early vote data hard to read for partisan advantages.