Georgia run-off sets new test for Trump

Georgia run-off sets new test for TrumpRepublicans were dealt an unwelcome reminder of Donald Trump’s unpopularity Wednesday after a young Democrat’s inconclusive but rousing first round victory in a race for a congressional seat long held by the president’s party. Jon Ossoff, 30, fell just short of an outright win with 48.1 percent, but came in first by a wide margin in a crowded field of candidates in Georgia’s conservative 6th district, where Tuesday’s vote was seen as an early test of strength for the president. Ossoff, a documentary filmmaker and former congressional aide, told energized supporters before all the returns were in that he and Democrats “shattered expectations” with their performance.

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