TODAY'S FORECAST: Mostly sunny, chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms
Accused NSA leaker back in court Tuesday
Teenage girl rushed to hospital after plummeting from theme park ride
Where can you celebrate the Fourth in Lake Country?
QATAR, GULF CRISIS: US calls for talks to end diplomatic row
Democrats hope to strike blow at Trump in Georgia congressional race
21 April 2017, 05:12 | Laverne Osborne
Even with being outspent 2-to-1 with ad buys and robocalls by President Trump and his billionaire friends, Democrat Jon Ossoff will enter Georgia's Sixth Congressional District Special election runoff in a strong position, thanks to a groundswell of grassroots volunteers. "It is now Hollywood vs. Georgia on June 20th", Trump tweeted. Jon Ossoff, the Democratic candidate, won about 48% of the vote, while Karen Handel, his closest Republican challenger, secured roughly 20% in a more crowded GOP field.
In order to win the special election, a candidate needed to break 50 percent or else the top two candidates would move on to a runoff election. Handel is a former Georgia secretary of state and has largely avoided talking about Trump, who lagged other Republicans in the district last November.
The Democrats hoped to win this special election and have the momentum carry them into the 2018 midterms.
The Kansas and Georgia races also serve notice that GOP candidates may struggle to handle Trump, who alienates many independents and even some Republicans.
Despite Ossoff's big lead, Trump claimed victory and said he was "glad to be of help" in blocking the Democrat from winning outright.
"We have an incredible chance here, an extraordinary moment for Georgia", Ossoff told volunteers as they headed out for a round of door-knocking on Monday afternoon.
Read: Ossoff fails to win Georgia House seat outright, forcing runoff. Republicans are bidding to prevent a major upset in a conservative Georgia congressional district Tuesday where Democrats stoked by opposition t.
With the slogan "Make Trump Furious", Ossoff aims to galvanize opposition to a president struggling with an approval rating that has not topped 50 percent since he took office on January 20, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling. The nation will likely be focused on the little-known Jewish candidate for weeks as he seeks to make the race a referendum on Trump's rocky start in office.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer echoed the sentiment.
Republicans say they could beat Ossoff in a one-on-one contest.
The move by Ryan - one of the most powerful Republicans in government - to insert himself into a special election in a GOP district speaks volumes about how anxious Republicans are about this race. Trump had criticized Ossoff in the days leading up to the race and tweeted after the results were in.
"We are changing the world and your voices are going to ring out across this state and country", Ossoff told his supporters.
Italy saves thousands of migrants over Easter
The voice that is often missing from the discussion is often that of the migrants themselves. Where are Frontex boats in a day like this?" "We are just lucky we got out of Libya alive".
Harry Redknapp back in management
Harry Redknapp has returned to the dugout following his surprise appointment by Sky Bet Championship strugglers Birmingham. I ain't going to go in there and they are suddenly going to turn into Real Madrid.
Serena Williams is pregnant with her first child
Williams announced her engagement to Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of social media outlet Reddit , last December. Seren-ity What is Serena Williams' net worth and how much has she won in prize money during her career?
Look, listen for angels of God
Commemorating the Maundy and Last Supper, as well as the Good Friday, which commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus. Easter Sunday celebration marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ, three days after he was crucified.
Marlins netted by Mariners
In his second season with the Marlins previous year , Suzuki collected his 3,000 hit to join the hallowed fraternity. Ichiro said he did not think of the memorable at-bat as conclusively being his final one in Seattle .