By Charles S. Bullock –
There are some things that even $30 million can’t buy. Expenditures in that range failed to secure victory for Democrats in the special election to fill Tom Price’s congressional seat. The millions spent between the April primary and the June 20 second round had no impact on the outcome. In April the eleven Republicans got a combined total of 51% while the five Democrats’ vote share totaled 49%. Democrat Jon Ossoff had a large lead in the first round with 48.1%. Nine weeks, tens of millions of dollars and untold numbers of mail-outs, TV ads and door-knocks, Ossoff won 48.1% of the vote on June 20.read more
On a rainy election night that never got quite as close as many anticipated, Republican Karen Handel defeated Democratic opponent Jon Ossoff 53% to 47% to win Georgia’s 6th Congressional District.
By Hastings Wyman –
With 100% of precincts reporting, former state Rep. Ralph Norman, a Republican, defeated retired Wall Street executive Archie Parnell, a Democrat, by 51% (44,889 votes) to 48% (42,053 votes), an essential victory for the GOP, but a far cry from the former US Rep. Mick Mulvaney’s (R) 20 point lead in 2016.
By Gabriel Debendetti (Politico) –
MARIETTA, Ga. — In the final hours before voters go to the polls in Georgia’s special election Tuesday, national attention focused on a polarizing ad that almost no one in this Atlanta-area district saw — a cable television spot that ties Democrat Jon Ossoff to the “violent left” in the wake of last week’s shooting of GOP House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.
By Hastings Wyman –
After the votes were counted in last week’s Democratic and Republican primaries in Virginia, it was clear that the returns put the Democrats in a much better place than the GOP.
All eyes are on Georgia and on the future of nuclear power in this country regarding the unfinished construction of two new nuclear electricity generating units at Plant Vogtle near Waynesboro. A bright spot occurred this week when the Georgia Power Co., a subsidiary of the Atlanta-based Southern Company, entered into a new agreement with Toshiba, the parent company of Vogtle contractor Westinghouse.
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