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a very special message

Samuel L. Jackson recorded a radio ad for the Democratic candidate in Georgia's special election

Republicans eked out a victory in Kansas' special congressional election Tuesday, with state treasurer Ron Estes defeating Democratic challenger James Thompson by seven points. While Democrats didn't put their man in office, they're apparently heartened by the strong showing in a deep-red district — and they've turned their sights to the upcoming special election in Georgia as a potentially winnable seat.

The race in Georgia's sixth congressional district is to replace Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, who left the seat to join President Trump's administration in January. Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff has crafted a careful anti-Trump message that has liberals hoping to steal what should be a safe Republican seat — and they've enlisted heavy artillery to help get out the vote. Actor Samuel L. Jackson recorded a radio ad for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee urging voters not to stay home, because that's how "we got stuck with Trump."

Georgia's special election is April 18.