Friday, July 21, 2017

Trump declares Georgia Democrats are ‘failing’

President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Thursday, April 13, 2017, before his departure to his resort at Mar-a-Largo in Florida. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

AP LogoWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says Democrats in Georgia are “failing” after a congressional election that’s now headed to a runoff.

Democrat Jon Ossoff, a 30-year-old former congressional staffer, fell a few percentage points shy of an outright victory amid an 18-candidate scramble in Georgia’s 6th District. Republican Karen Handel, a former Georgia secretary of state, finished a distant second, qualifying for the June 20 runoff.

Trump tweeted Wednesday: “Dems failed in Kansas and are now failing in Georgia. Great job Karen Handel! It is now Hollywood vs. Georgia on June 20th.”

The Hollywood reference follows Trump’s previous assertion that the media is backing Ossoff.

Last week, Republicans pulled out a victory in Kansas in a special election to fill the seat of former Rep. Mike Pompeo, now CIA director.


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