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Live in the Sixth and want to register for the June 20 runoff? Too late.

2:18 pm Apr. 20, 2017

We told you a week or so ago that the Sixth District voting pool on Tuesday wouldn’t be much different from November.

Tuesday’s balloting was a special election, quickly called. There was no evidence of a Democratic effort to put more, friendlier voters on the rolls – a traditional strategy in both parties.

But it turns out that there won’t be any kind of voter registration drive in preparation for the

Facebook reminds 6th District users to vote today

10:24 am Apr. 18, 2017

If you aren’t sure if you live in Georgia’s 6th congressional district —

The company spokesman said Facebook matches districts with its users based on location information and from “a variety of sources and civic engagement

Georgia Republicans rally around Syria strikes

9:15 am Apr. 7, 2017

Many of Georgia’s Republicans in Congress are backing President Donald Trump’s move yesterday to launch missile strikes against an air base in Syria, a response to the Assad regime’s chemical weapons attack earlier this week.

U.S. Sen. David Perdue said

Rolling updates: Special election candidates rake in the dough in Georgia’s 6th District

3:32 pm Apr. 6, 2017

WASHINGTON – This month’s wide-open race to replace Tom Price in Georgia’s 6th congressional district has become one of the most closely-watched in the nation, with outside groups pouring millions into advertising and on-the-ground efforts as the White House looks on.

Now the seat’s 18 contenders are beginning to give us a peek into how well they’ve been able to leverage their support into dollars, all too critical for Atlanta’s expensive media

John Bolton hits Ossoff on national security claims

12:14 pm Apr. 6, 2017

Former Ambassador John Bolton on Thursday accused Democrat Jon Ossoff of inflating his national security bonafides and of “deceiving many Georgians in the process.”

Bolton, who was ambassador to the UN under President George W. Bush, said Ossoff has exaggerated his experience, a claim other GOP-aligned groups have also made.

Ossoff, a Democrat who is currently leading the race for the 6th congressional district special election, is a former aide to U.S.

Nearly 200k donors help Jon Ossoff net record fundraising haul in Georgia special election

8:30 pm Apr. 5, 2017

Democrat Jon Ossoff has raised more than $8.3 million for his campaign to represent suburban Atlanta in Congress, the most significant sign yet that the political newcomer has become a national symbol of the resistance to President Donald Trump.

Ossoff’s financial disclosure, to be released Thursday, shows he has $2.1 million on hand for the final stretch of the campaign. His contributions came from across the nation, including more than $1

New poll has Ossoff leading, Moody and Handel next in 6th district

3:47 pm Apr. 5, 2017

A new poll from a Republican-leaning firm shows Democrat Jon Ossoff leading the race for Georgia’s 6th congressional district, with former state Sen. Dan Moody and former Secretary of State Karen Handel neck-and-neck for the second spot in an expected runoff.

Meeting Street Research’s new poll, conducted Tuesday, shows Ossoff with 43 percent of the vote. Moody and Handel are tied for second at 12 percent each, and former state Sen.