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11 April 2017, 08:44 | Amanda Barker
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Overall, it is extremely likely that California's 34th District will vote blue, but the other four elections are relying on anti-Trump fervor to bring Democrats closer to their goal of gaining seats in the House of Representatives.
The district was about 80 percent white at the turn of the century.
Thompson is a huge underdog to win Tuesday's general election, but depending on vote margins, we could get an idea of how Republican strongholds have reacted to President Trump first 80 days in office.
Around one in five residents are foreign born - twice the average of the rest of Georgia. Some joined women's marches in January, and many here have become active in grass-roots groups, galvanized by a special election this month to fill a vacant House seat that has always been in Republican hands.
A grassroots campaign with the slogan "Make Trump Furious" has positioned 30-year-old Democrat and political newcomer in the running to take the Sixth Congress seat for Georgia, which was vacated by Tom Price when he took a seat in Trump's White House as Secretary of Health and Human Service. About 7 percent of participants said they support Moody.
What is interesting is the agreement between Ossoff and the Republicans: Both are treating Trump as a huge liability for the GOP. He responded with flawless Hill-speak to ads accusing him of inflating his experience working for Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga.: "For two annual fiscal authorizations for the Department of Defense, I contributed language to the National Defense Authorization Act". Nancy Pelosi is propping up liberal Jon Ossoff because she knows she can own him.
That was on display over the weekend as hundreds of volunteers crowded street corners in Brookhaven, Sandy Springs and east Cobb waving signs urging drivers to "Vote their Ossoff".
"The national implications here will be about how this affects the political calculus for folks in the Republican conference in the House, not about how Democrats are supposed to run in the midterms", he said.
He's benefiting from unified Democratic support and Republicans being highly divided.
"We aren't panicking, but there is concern", said Maggie Holliman, a member of the Republican state executive committee.
The Georgia contest is a "jungle primary" - which means candidates of all parties, including 11 Republicans, are competing April 18. Party officials say they want to stoke Republican turnout to drive up the majority threshold Ossoff would need to win a primary outright.
Ossoff has raised more than $8 million from nationwide contributions, an eye-popping sum for a special election House race.
Karen Handel, who entered the race as the Republican favorite, is targeted by the conservative Club for Growth, which backs rival Bob Gray, in a six-figure ad buy that tags her as just another big-spending politician, The Associated Pressreported.
Democrats and Republicans are facing off in a contested Georgia election.
Handel has been cautious in talking about Trump. Some of the sharpest attacks have come from Bruce LeVell, who led Trump's diversity coalition and calls himself the only truly independent candidate in the race because he rejected help from outside groups.
"The people in that district are educated, and they're exhausted of the mudslinging they saw in the presidential campaign, so it doesn't work like it used to", Johnson said. Conservative Always." Mr. Gray appears to naturally share some of Mr. Trump's populist, Master of the Universe vibe: "He pulled up for a recent interview in a late-model convertible Jaguar XK with a license plate frame that said, "Follow me to Waffle House".
"If people are looking for someone to help Trump, I'm their guy", he said.
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