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A theory behind Jon Ossoff’s early exit last night

10:06 am Apr. 21, 2017

Sixth District contender Jon Ossoff was the clear star at Thursday night’s annual fundraiser for the state Democratic party.

Held 48 hours after his first-place finish in the initial round of voting, Chairman DuBose Porter called

Dems project confidence about keeping fire alive in Ga.’s 6th District

11:00 am Apr. 19, 2017

Democrats couldn’t avoid a runoff in Georgia’s 6th District special election Tuesday evening, but they came remarkably close for a congressional seat that tends to favor Republicans. Now the most important question becomes whether the party can harness the anti-Trump fervor that propelled Jon Ossoff to the top of the polls into an upset victory on June 20, when it faces a Republican political machine that’s uniting behind Karen Handel.

Democrats sought to project confidence in a

Doug Collins: Georgia Dems ‘complicit’ as D.C. groups run 6th District race

7:00 am Apr. 13, 2017

WASHINGTON — Top Georgia Democrats have been “complicit” in the special election to replace Tom Price in the 6th District, letting their national party take over operations in the closely-watched, multi-million-dollar race. That’s the take of U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, the three-term lawmaker who recently joined the House GOP leadership team.

“The liberal machine in D.C. is running this operation,” Collins said in an interview Wednesday evening. “This is not a

Donald Trump could change what it means to be a Sixth District conservative

9:39 am Apr. 10, 2017

So far, the storyline of the Sixth District congressional race has focused on Jon Ossoff, and whether the young first-time candidate can consolidate his Democratic vote, tap the anti-Trump angst of  GOP women and independents, and win the north metro Atlanta contest outright on April 18.

But there’s a subplot that hasn’t been fully explored, in part because it’s still taking shape. And that is how a President Donald Trump has