Politics Trump goes after leading Democrat in Georgia race

18:16  17 april  2017
18:16  17 april  2017 Source:   Associated Press

Trump goes after leading Democrat in Georgia race

  Trump goes after leading Democrat in Georgia race President Donald Trump is attacking the leading Democratic candidate running in a special election in a conservative Georgia congressional district. On Twitter Monday, Trump said the "The super Liberal Democrat in the Georgia Congressioal race tomorrow wants to protect criminals, allow illegal immigration and raise taxes!"Republicans are trying to prevent a massive upset in the primary on Tuesday. Democrats have united behind 30-year-old former congressional staffer Jon Ossoff, who has been boosted by opposition to Trump and an $8 million fundraising haul.

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Athens Goes Pink. 10, 2017, file photo, Democratic candidate for Georgia ’s 6th congressional district Jon Ossoff poses for a portrait in Atlanta. The wealthy technology executive models his pitch after Trump , pledging to be a “willing partner” for the billionaire president.

In this Feb. 10, 2017, file photo, Democratic candidate for Georgia's 6th congressional district Jon Ossoff poses for a portrait in Atlanta. © AP Photo/John Bazemore, File In this Feb. 10, 2017, file photo, Democratic candidate for Georgia's 6th congressional district Jon Ossoff poses for a portrait in Atlanta.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is attacking the leading Democratic candidate running in a special election in a conservative Georgia congressional district.

On Twitter Monday, Trump said the "The super Liberal Democrat in the Georgia Congressioal race tomorrow wants to protect criminals, allow illegal immigration and raise taxes!"

Republicans are trying to prevent a massive upset in the primary on Tuesday. Democrats have united behind 30-year-old former congressional staffer Jon Ossoff, who has been boosted by opposition to Trump and an $8 million fundraising haul.

The primary includes 18 candidates — Republicans, Democrats and Independents. Republicans hope to force a June runoff with the GOP's top candidate by keeping Ossoff below 50 percent of the vote.

The Georgia primary comes a week after Republicans won a closer-than-expected special congressional victory in Kansas.

Dems launch pro-Ossoff ad blitz in Georgia: report .
A flood of new ads attacks Republican House candidate Karen Handel.The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) hit Karen Handel in a $450,000 ad campaign deriding her as "just another career politician," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

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