Republican Handel beating Dem Ossoff in Georgia

(POLITICO) — Republican Karen Handel has opened a lead on Democrat Jon Ossoff as votes are counted Tuesday night in Georgia’s special House election, a race that drew nationwide focus as a referendum on President Donald Trump.

Handel had 52.4 percent of the vote to 47.6 percent for Ossoff with over 218,000 votes tallied and more than three-quarters of precincts reporting.

The special election mushroomed into a nationally watched barometer of Trump’s first five months in office, with anti-Trump Democratic donors from around the country sending a record $23 million-plus to Ossoff’s campaign and Handel trying to keep longtime Republicans behind the party in Georgia’s 6th District, a one-time Republican stronghold that Trump carried by less than two points in 2016. The candidates and outside groups spent over $50 million combined during six months of campaigning.

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