The Most Expensive House Race Ever Will Be Over on Tuesday. Here’s What You Need to Know

Voters in Georgia head to the polls Tuesday to decide has become the most expensive House race in history.

Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel have together spent more than $50 million in their race to fill the seat left vacant by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

It’s just the latest special election since Trump was elected to garner outsized attention in the Trump era.

For Democrats, a win in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District would mark a substantial win. Once held by former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, the solidly Republican seat was last held by a Democrat in 1979. For Republicans, avoiding an embarrassing defeat would give them a sense of relief as Congress charts a path amid Trump’s constant controversies.

Heading into the final day of the pivotal race, here are five things you need to know.

Who is Jon Ossoff?

The 30-year-old candidate is former documentary filmmaker who once served as national security aide for Democratic Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson. He considers Rep. John Lewis, for whom he interned in high school, a mentor.

He’s been labeled an “outsider” by his opponent, a carpetbagger who is different from the Georgians he’s hoping to represent, despite having …read more

Source:: Time – Politics

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