U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Elections
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 04-01-2017, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Long Island (chief in S Farmingdale)
18,977 posts, read 15,437,762 times
Reputation: 3946

Advertisements

The Special Election in GA-6 has started to receive considerable attention. This is the seat vacated by Tom Price. Democrats are pinning their hopes on 30 year old Jon Ossoff.

The Special Election is being held on April 18th as a Jungle Primary. If any candidate receives 50% of the vote they win outright on the 18th. If no one receives 50% of the vote, those who finish in the top 2 in the jungle primary (regardless of party) will have a runoff election on June 20th.

The district is primarily located in the northern Atlanta suburbs, and has traditionally been very Republican. This is Newt's old district. Price won the district by 23 in 2016, but that was less than any of his previous margins. Trump did win the district as well, but it swung HARD against him. Trump won it by 1.5%, Romney won it in 2012 by 23 points. The district is the wealthiest in Georgia by a considerable margin and has the highest education levels in the state as well by a large margin.

Democrats go for broke in race for Tom Price's seat | TheHill
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-01-2017, 11:31 AM
 
Location: On a Long Island in NY
7,677 posts, read 8,460,379 times
Reputation: 7029
I am thinking that Ossoff will fall just short of 50% in the jungle primary. The election in June will depend on whether he faces Gray or Handel, he can beat Gray but would likely lose to Handel since she is less polarizing. I think it will be very, very close either way though, even if Ossoff loses in June he will likely come within single digits of winning ... and that alone will be a stunner considering that GA-6 is a historical Republican stronghold.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-01-2017, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Atlanta metro (Cobb County)
1,538 posts, read 727,773 times
Reputation: 1638
I live just outside the 6th district, but have noticed a lot of signs for Dan Moody on major roads so maybe he will be a contender for the runoff. My guess is that Ossoff will achieve a significantly higher vote percentage than past Democrats, but actually winning this district will be difficult especially as his links with the national party become more apparent. One interesting fact is that if he wins, Ossoff will be the youngest member of Congress, taking over that title from Elise Stefanik of New York's 21st district (she is 32).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-01-2017, 02:32 PM
 
44,344 posts, read 17,721,479 times
Reputation: 18668
Ossoff is being backed by the jackass politician John Lewis.

I truly hope they put John Lewis on TV there in effort to convince Cobb county to vote for Ossoff. LOL.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-01-2017, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Long Island (chief in S Farmingdale)
18,977 posts, read 15,437,762 times
Reputation: 3946
Quote:
Originally Posted by WaldoKitty View Post
Ossoff is being backed by the jackass politician John Lewis.

I truly hope they put John Lewis on TV there in effort to convince Cobb county to vote for Ossoff. LOL.
Cobb makes up amount 30% of the district and considering how much the district swung it isn't the same district as the past.

Not saying Ossoff will win, though I think he certainly has a chance, but John Lewis is certainly not going to hurt him there.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-01-2017, 04:17 PM
 
44,344 posts, read 17,721,479 times
Reputation: 18668
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smash255 View Post
Not saying Ossoff will win, though I think he certainly has a chance, but John Lewis is certainly not going to hurt him there.
Of course Lewis could never win that district.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-01-2017, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Long Island (chief in S Farmingdale)
18,977 posts, read 15,437,762 times
Reputation: 3946
Quote:
Originally Posted by jas75 View Post
I live just outside the 6th district, but have noticed a lot of signs for Dan Moody on major roads so maybe he will be a contender for the runoff. My guess is that Ossoff will achieve a significantly higher vote percentage than past Democrats, but actually winning this district will be difficult especially as his links with the national party become more apparent. One interesting fact is that if he wins, Ossoff will be the youngest member of Congress, taking over that title from Elise Stefanik of New York's 21st district (she is 32).
Perhaps, but keep in mind there is no one you could tie closer to the national Democrats than Hillary Clinton and she got within 1.5.

Last edited by Smash255; 04-01-2017 at 07:48 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-01-2017, 09:26 PM
 
12,639 posts, read 7,292,698 times
Reputation: 7449
Keep dreaming, Smash. Lol.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-01-2017, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Pine Grove,AL
23,229 posts, read 11,479,282 times
Reputation: 4304
Quote:
Originally Posted by WaldoKitty View Post
Ossoff is being backed by the jackass politician John Lewis.

I truly hope they put John Lewis on TV there in effort to convince Cobb county to vote for Ossoff. LOL.
Never understood your hate for John Lewis, but Ossoff is the party backed candidate, so basically every Democrat supports him.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-01-2017, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Pine Grove,AL
23,229 posts, read 11,479,282 times
Reputation: 4304
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smash255 View Post
Perhaps, but keep in mind there is no one you could tie closer to the national Democrats than Hillary Clinton and she got within 1.5.
Hmm, and that is the most interesting part about this. Donald Trump may be so hated that the district does shift.

I honestly think Democrats are putting their hopes in the wrong situation though.

Last edited by dsjj251; 04-01-2017 at 10:18 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Elections
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top