Candidates in tight Georgia race make final bid for votes

A special congressional election in Georgia is now billing at an estimated $40 million and counting between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel, making it easily the most expensive in history, NBC News reported. Republicans are favored to hold a fourth seat up Tuesday in SC, while Democrats already held their lone open seat in a California special election.

On Saturday, Handel campaigned with Price and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, a former Georgia governor.

The Real Clear Politics Poll said that 49.6 percent of 6 District voters favored Ossoff compared with 47 percent who said they favored Handel. Handel, 55, is a well-known former board chairwoman of the state's most populous county, Fulton, and also a former Georgia secretary of state.

"And making the case for fresh leadership given what's going on in Washington".

Handel says the ad should not be telecast or circulated. Ossoff criticized the ad for politicizing "a tragedy that has united the country". Scalise was shot by a man who identified on social media as a liberal, and he offered angry critiques of Republicans and President Donald Trump.

What's more, "a loss in Georgia's special election here could leave the [Democratic Party] demoralized, with little to show for all the furious organizing, fundraising, and spending in a handful of congressional special elections in the early months of the Trump administration", Politico writes.

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"The strategy for this campaign has always been about who is best and the right fit for people of this district", Handel said on Monday. Democrats hoping a win will serve as a referendum on President Trump and give their party the momentum it needs to win back the majority in the House.

Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff face off on Tuesday in a bid to replace Tom Price, and the contest has become the most expensive House race in history as both parties try to make a statement about voters' support for their agenda. But will a young candidate bring out young voters?

Handel and McCarthy started the day at a breakfast restaurant, shaking hands and urging people to vote on Tuesday.

Trump weighed in as polls show the special election, the most expensive House race in USA history, as a virtual dead heat.

Both Handel and Ossoff have full schedules of events around the district on Monday and are trying to avoid talk about the national attention and money spent on the race.

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