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Georgia votes Tuesday in fiercely competitive special election

Georgia's 6th congressional district goes to the polls Tuesday to vote on a replacement for Rep. Tom Price (R), who now serves as President Trump's Health and Human Services secretary. Leading the crowded race is the heavily-funded Democrat Jon Ossoff, who is averaging about 48 percent in the polls with the next highest-polling candidate, Karen Handel, a Republican, at about 18 percent. Ossoff will need more than 50 percent of the vote if he is to avoid a June 20 runoff, where his chances of seizing a plurality in the conservative district slim considerably.

Both parties are watching the results intently, as it could signal strategies for the 2018 midterms under President Trump, who underperformed in Georgia's 6th. Even President Trump has weighed in:

Read more about the Georgia election, and what it can tell us about 2018 in light of Kansas' special election last week, at The Week.