Republican Handel Beats Ossoff in Georgia Special Election

23 min
at 10:00 AM
Save ArticleSave Article

Failed to save article

Please try again

Supporters of Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff wave at cars passing by St. Mary's Orthodox Church of Atlanta on June 20, 2017 in Roswell, Georgia. (Photo: Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

Republican Karen Handel defeated Democratic challenger John Ossoff on Tuesday in a special election for Georgia’s 6th congressional district. About $55 million was spent in the race, the most ever for an election for the House of Representatives. The race drew wide national interest -- Osoff raised more money from California then from his own state of Georgia. Republicans have held the seat for nearly 40 years, but Democrats had hoped anti-Trump sentiment would flip the district blue and serve as a harbinger for mid-term elections.

Guests:
Jessica Taylor,
political reporter, NPR

Johnny Kauffman, reporter, WABE in Atlanta

Guests:

Sponsored