In a closely followed special Congressional election in Georgia on Tuesday, Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat John Ossoff, maintaining Republican control of the House seat in a suburban district of Georgia that is known for supporting Republicans.
According to the Associated Press, Karen Handel gained 134, 595 votes to win 51.9 percent to Jon Ossoff’s 48.1 percent with 124, 893 votes.
Although Georgia voters in the 3 county district weighed local issues when voting in Tuesday’s Congressional race, the national platforms of America’s 2 main political parties were on the spotlight yet again and outside political groups from other U.S. states poured millions into both campaigns, using the race as a referendum on President Trump and a proxy contest for upcoming midterm elections that will impact the political makeup of Congress in 2018.
President Trump is stuck with historically low presidential job approval ratings which comes as his domestic agenda has been stalled in Congress to replace Obamacare and approve comprehensive tax reform and tax cuts.
According to a Pew Research, concerning a new presidential job approval poll released on Tuesday, President Trump has a 42 percent approval rating.
Another job approval poll released on Tuesday from CBS News shows President Trump capturing a 36 percent approval rating.
Looking ahead to the 2018 mid-term elections in November, Democrats hope to win more seats and gain a majority in the House of Representatives which is currently Republican controlled while also erode the Republican majority in the Senate where Republicans have a slimmer majority.
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Here is my latest You Tube Video where I added some political commentary about Georgia’s Congressional election and the political outlook ahead heading into the 2018 mid-term elections.