President Trump goes after leading Democrat in Georgia race

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The president then blasted news organizations for their coverage of Georgia's 6th congressional district, the seat formerly held by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

For an on-the-ground sense of where the race is and where's it going, I reached out to Atlanta Journal-Constitution political reporter Greg Bluestein.

JESSICA TAYLOR, BYLINE: Hi, Ray. National Republican interests have responded with a barrage of ads reminding sixth-district voters that despite his mild manner and centrist stylings, Ossoff belongs to the party of (shudder!) Nancy Pelosi, and would be the stooge of unimaginably leftist interests from faraway, alien lands. This is in the rapidly changing, really diverse Atlanta suburbs. Republicans hope to force a June runoff with the GOP's top candidate by keeping Ossoff below 50 percent of the vote. For donors and activists across the country, he's become a way to register their frustrations and concerns with Trump. "No one in this race has come anywhere near the resources that he has, and he only has 45 percent". A lot of them were older women.

"That's part of the reason that I may go the other way", he said. They were in their late 60s. But Republicans are growing more confident they have the votes to thwart him. And, you know, there are people coming in and out - young people, old people - to sign up, to canvass these neighborhoods.

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Along one home toward the end of their route, Megan Tucker bounds out and tells the two women she's definitely behind Ossoff, and Ferguson and Robertson let out small cheers. "We got stuck with Trump".

The poll shows Ossoff at 45.3 percent. But the other three Republicans have more money than her and a wider ad presence.

"So Georgia is the first chance in the country for folks to stand up and make it clear what we expect from our leaders, and what we stand for". In that case, he'll compete one-on-one with whomever winds up in second place-likely a Republican.

Nearly 55,000 voters cast early ballots, according to the Georgia Secretary of State. That's enabled him not just to blanket the airwaves but to also build a massive field operation that has many Republicans rightly anxious.

Tuesday's special election has received outside attention as millions of dollars pour into the district.

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