Georgia Congressional Race a Referendum on Trump

Apr 19, 2017

Democrats treated the race as a referendum on President Trump, however, as scrutiny grows on the young Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff, it has been discovered that he doesn’t live in the Congressional district he is running for, making him technically ineligible. He was raised in the district and his parents still live there, but he lives with his live-in girlfriend outside the district.

The results of the race filled with more than 20 candidates ended with the two top vote getters, Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel will face each other in a runoff election in June. With most of the losing candidates now supporting Handel, the seat should remain in Republican hands.