But beating him in the June 20 runoff won't be easy for Republican Karen Handel.

Creepy carpetbagger Democrat just misses outright win in GA-6 congressional race


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Of course the boss has taken a great interest in this race since he lives in the area and knows Tom Price so well. I’ve taken only a passing interest in it, as much because of the creep factor evident in Democrat Jon Ossoff as anything else. If Ossoff manages to somehow grab Price’s old congressional seat in a district that Romney won by 23 points in 2012, but that Trump won by only 1 point in 2016, you know perfectly well what the media narrative will be.

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Running in a free-for-all election that featured 12 Republicans vying for GOP voters, Ossoff won 48.5 percent of the vote. He did better than Hillary did in the same district in November, but not well enough to avoid a June 20 runoff against former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel, who was a distant second with less than 20 percent.

Much has been made of the fact that Ossoff raised a lot of money from outside the district - more than $8 million from Beltway types and Hollywood liberals. The fact that he raised all that money and still fell short of the 50 percent threshold that would have given him an outright win is being portrayed as an omen of his inevitable failure.

But is it?

It was a near-miss for Democrats in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District — and President Donald Trump was crowing about the opposition party falling short.

Democrat Jon Ossoff, a 30-year-old documentary filmmaker who shattered fundraising records, finished well ahead of his challengers — but came just shy of the 50% threshold necessary to win the closely watched race outright, according to the Associated Press, which called the race just before 1 a.m. Wednesday.

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