Republican Karen Handel defeats Jon Ossoff in Georgia special election

Karen Handel.
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Several media outlets are projecting that Republican Karen Handel will win Georgia's 6th congressional district special election.

With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Handel has 127,021 votes compared to Democrat Jon Ossoff with 114,390 votes. The district is a traditional Republican stronghold, and the special election was held to fill the seat vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. It was the most expensive House race in history, and while it is a reprieve for President Trump, Price won the district by double digits when he was last elected.

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