Last night’s election for the Congressional seat vacated by now HHS Secretary Tom Price in Georgia was a squeaker.
The Democrat Jon Ossoff was over 50% most of the evening. All he needed was 50% plus one vote in the primary to have a victory. He was above that most of the night.
In the end he came up short with 48% of the vote. Hollywood and other Democrats had poured $8 million into the race. He had a chance because the GOP field was divided among 12 candidates. The guy didn’t even live in his district! He couldn’t even vote for himself, yet he got this close in a red state.
The Free Beacon also reported that he has a truth problem. He misrepresented his security work. “After claiming for months he had five years of experience as a congressional national security staffer with top-secret clearance, Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff has now admitted that he had clearance for just five months.”
The Left media willingly overlooked this.
Still, this was considered a rock solid Republican seat. It was the one occupied by Speaker Newt Gingrich and Senator Johnny Isakson. Tom Price won the last election 62 to 38. It was in Georgia, considered a red state.
It should have been easy. But, thinking back to election night 2016, maybe there are some problems there. Remember how many networks did not call Georgia for a long time? Why was that? Is there some mischief going on there? Drudge hinted at it with his headline about a “rare data entry” problem. At the end of the night, some ballots had to be counted by hand. Evidently there were earlier problems with machines that were stolen and missing for a couple of days. This kind of thing seems to happen when Democrats can’t win a race. Coincidence? Hmm.
The race now goes to June 20th between Ossoff and Karen Handel. Nine more weeks for money to pour into Ossoff. That’s longer than an entire British election for Prime Minister! They limit an election to six weeks.
Then next is now Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s seat in Montana. The Dems are said to be drooling over that one, too.
Maybe it is a good thing that the Georgia GOP ran into a bit of a headwind. Evidently they need to get their party buttoned down in the Peach State.
Handel was a never Trumper. She has changed all that I imagine after President Trump helped her out in this race and will be backing her. She will have to unite with the other 10 or 11 Republican candidates and press forward.
It’s maybe a good thing for the Republican Congress, too. They MUST get on with healthcare and tax reform. If that means replacing Paul Ryan as Speaker, so be it. The Dems are mad with frustration and anger. They’ll do anything, throw anything at our candidates and they have the backing of 90% of the media. Time to get it together.
In the meantime, if you want to contribute to Karen Handel’s campaign, her website is Karenhandel.com. She could probably use a contribution.