Sunday, June 4, 2017
High-stakes Georgia race puts pressure on Dems
From The Hill by L.Hagen
Democrats are under pressure to pull off a win in Georgia's open House race, seeing it as their last chance to use a special election as proof of a brewing backlash to President Trump.
The party has pointed to closer-than-expected races in what had been reliably red districts as evidence of rising voter enthusiasm on the left. But Democrats have so far failed to convert that energy into an actual win in this year's special elections.
Liberal grassroots groups are frustrated by national Democrats decision to spend comparatively small amounts in Kansas and Montana races, opting instead to pour money into the Georgia election — now the most expensive House race in history. That ramps up the pressure even higher for Democrat Jon Ossoff to pull off a win on June 20