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Thread: Special Election in GA-6: Referendum on President Trump?

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    This is going to be an interesting night. I am betting that the left will call it a win if it goes to run off but with 18 candidates on the ballot, it was going to a run off any way. Special elections are a mess. It is going to be interesting. The amount of money poured into this race by the Democrats is staggering. $8.3 million. If they don't take the seat, that's a lot of cabbage wasted.

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    Could be another black eye for the Trumpster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Singularity View Post
    It's been argued here and elsewhere --- victory in a historically Republican district would be an extraordinary event that forecasts a wave election for the opposition in 2018. This district in particular was held by Newt Gingrich and Johnny Isakson, both of whom routinely won elections by dozens of points. Tom Price last year, same story. Any Republican who is palatable by a basic standard to the base will win this district, unless Democrats do literally everything right. That was the case in Wichita, without a doubt, and that will likely be the case here. Ossoff is a yuppie Don Quixote, but it's still a fight worth fighting. And if he gets a pretty solid plurality today, as forecast (specials are notoriously hard to poll, you just don't know who is going to show up in an odd year outside of November), it'll be an achievement.
    Note here,Democrats did not spend that 8 million.Doners donated 8 million. See what just a misplaced word can change a story?

    I have no idea who will win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beatleboy View Post
    Could be another black eye for the Trumpster.
    Understatement. If Ossoff pulls this out, especially if he does it tonight, raw panic will infect the House. Paul Ryan might have to resign. Probably not, but anything will be possible as the GOP attempts to dodge the freight train coming right at them next year. As it is, they can already hear the whistle and they're nervous.

    The Dems know they're probably not going to win, but they're investing in the possibility because it would consitute the sudden death of the Trump legislative agenda and a huge step toward regaining power. That's worth an $8 mil diceroll even if five of the numbers mean You Lose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    I was born in 1943, every Presidential election since I was born except two were correctly predicted by the fucking polls. What the fuck is wrong in Texas that they do not educate their citizens at all? 1948 and 2016 are Every Time in your weak ass intellect?
    Not to mention,President Obama won the last 2 elections. He and Joe Biden,fairly.

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    I have five televisions in my office. I can't look up without seeing an John Ossoff ad. Sometimes they are even running back to back on the same network.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    I have five televisions in my office. I can't look up without seeing an John Ossoff ad. Sometimes they are even running back to back on the same network.
    Republicans have spent millions in the district as well, but you didn't mention that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    I didn't get my assessment from those polls. I spend a lot of time in the city. My apartment is in that district, although my address is my home, so I do not vote there. Yes, the district is a red district but it is far from an ignorant redneck district. I'm betting the only tractors around there belong to DOT. Probably less pickup trucks per capita than the rest of the state.

    John Ossoff and the Democrats have spent a crapload of money and had more to spend for the runoff. Yes, even the Democrats are expecting this to go to a runoff.
    Nice your apartment is in 6th district, while John Ossoff doesn't live within the district himself. However, I believe you are right and there will be a runoff.

    It's interesting most of his money is coming from outside Georgia. It seems the biggest insult you can say about someone wanting to represent us in Washington is that the candidate represents Washington, not us. That’s the charge being leveled by Republicans at 6th district frontrunner Jon Ossoff.

    For example, here’s what Karen Handel said at Wednesday’s debate, “Let’s be realistic, $4 million was not raised in $10, $20, $30 increments. It is being bankrolled by Nancy Pelosi and the liberal left.”

    Just 6 percent of Ossoff’s donors live in Georgia. He had more donations from California, New York, and Massachusetts than from Georgia. Compare that to Tom Price. How many of his donors lived in Georgia? 76 percent. %
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    The "Ossoff doesn't live in the district" line is really kinda pathetic. He grew up in the district, he's spent most of his life there, his family is still there, and currently happens to be living with his girlfriend while she finishes medical school. He's never attempted to conceal any of these facts. This is the kind of thing that people pull when they lack other, more legitimate lines of attack. Members of Congress have lived outside of their exact districts at various times for various lengths of time REGULARLY. It's like, get a real issue guys.

    Otherwise, both parties are extensively relying on national money for this race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    Republicans have spent millions in the district as well, but you didn't mention that.
    All the Republicans added up together doesn't come close to the $8.3 million raised for John Ossoff with 80% coming from out of the district. You all want this one, bad. Karen Handel is likely to win and she's spent far less.


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