Republican Karen Handel pulled out a victory over Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s 6th District special election on Tuesday night, in the process allowing the GOP to breathe a sigh of relief that it held onto the traditionally Republican seat in the Atlanta suburbs.
Handel defeated Ossoff, 53% percent to 48%, with 81% percent of precincts reporting, according to the Associated Press. She will succeed GOP Rep. Tom Price who vacated his seat to serve in the White House as secretary of Health and Human Services.
With her win, Handel took the wind out of the sails of Democrats, who had placed their hopes — as well as millions of dollars — behind Ossoff’s candidacy. Read more (6/20/17 11 PM)