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Democrats seek new path to power in Georgia's special election

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 01:05

Democrat Jon Ossoff is looking to pull off a win in Tuesday's special election in Georgia, hoping victory will serve as a referendum on President Trump and give Democrats momentum in winning back the majority in the House of Representatives. Linda So reports.

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The final push is on in the closely watched race for Georgia's sixth congressional district. SOUNDBITE: JON OSSOFF, DEMCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE, SAYING: "There's so much gridlock in Washington it's time for some fresh leadership." A lot is at stake in Tuesday's special election. 30-year-old Democrat Jon Ossoff, a political newcomer, is looking to win the House seat vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, in the historically Republican surburban Altanta district. Democrats hoping a win will serve as a referendum on President Trump and give their party the momentum it needs to win back the majority in the House. The latest polls show Ossoff and his opponent Republican Karen Handel who served as Georgia's secretary of state, in a tight race. Both spent the weekend rallying voters to get out and vote. SOUNDBITE: KAREN HANDEL, REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE, SAYING: "We are going to rock Nancy Pelosi's world." The race has shattered records as the most expensive congressional contest in U.S. history with total spending approaching $40 million.

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Democrats seek new path to power in Georgia's special election

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 01:05