This race is like a presidential election in miniature.
Tuesday’s special election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District is drawing national media attention, fundraising donations from the left and right from across the country, along with the involvement major special interest groups, and increasing attention from the White House.
The major players in politics are going all out to influence the vote that will be seen as an early indicator of more consequential elections to come, especially next year’s midterms.
While candidates have tried to turn back to local issues, that hasn’t been easy in the face of an astounding $14 million spent on advertising, countless magazine profiles and other major coverage, and the intervention of everyone from Samuel L. Jackson to President Donald Trump.
Signaling the significance of the contest, Trump attacked the leading Democratic candidate, Jon Ossoff, on Twitter Monday morning and robocalls featuring the president were…
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