WASHINGTON (CBSMiami/AP) — President Trump says Democrats in Georgia are “failing” after a congressional election that’s now headed to a runoff.READ MORE: Parkland Mom Remembers, Honors Memory Of Hero Son, Peter Wang, Who Sacrificed Self To Save Others
Democrat Jon Ossoff, a 30-year-old former congressional staffer, fell a few percentage points shy of an outright victory amid an 18-candidate scramble in Georgia’s 6th District. Republican Karen Handel, a former Georgia secretary of state, finished a distant second, qualifying for the June 20 runoff.
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The Hollywood reference follows Trump’s previous assertion that the media is backing Ossoff.
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