Trump takes time on Easter to tweet about Kansas and media coverage

Ossoff is seeking to replace Republican Tom Price, who resigned to become Trump's health secretary.

On Tuesday, former congressional aide and filmmaker Jon Ossoff will find out if voters wish for him to represent Georgia's Sixth Congressional District.

President Donald Trump alleged in a Sunday tweet that the media downplayed the Republican victory in the special election for the Kansas congressional seat formerly held by CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

Most polling shows Ossoff hovering in the mid-40s in polling, with a quartet of Republican candidates - Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel, Johns Creek City Councilman Bob Gray, state Sen. If no one wins 50 percent of the vote plus one, the top two candidates will face off in a June runoff.

The attention grew even more intense after last week's special congressional election in Kansas, where Republican Ron Estes won by just single-digits in a Wichita-based district that Trump had carried easily. That seems to be the most likely outcome of this election with 18 candidates on the ballot, so residents can look forward to two more months of political advertisements.

The closely watched contest has drawn national attention as the first political bellwether of the Trump era, after the district almost split its vote between the Republican leader and Hillary Clinton in last year's presidential election.

Farooq Abdullah wins Srinagar by-poll by over 10000 votes
Counting for Srinagar Lok Sabha bypoll, which recorded a voter turnout of 7.13%, began at 8 am. Nine candidates were in the fray, but the main battle was between Farooq and Nazir Ahmad Khan.

For almost 20 years, this loyal Democrat did what majority do: She went to the voting booth only for presidential contests and ignored everything from congressional elections to governor's races.

If you read the media the following day, you might have thought Estes's 8-point victory was "razor close", or it "threw a scare" into Republicans.

The polls in the 6th District special election race will be open from 7 am to 7 pm Tuesday. Their résumés are just as varied: at a nonpartisan candidate forum and luncheon in late March, Handel and Ossoff were joined onstage by a former flight attendant, a Georgia State University Italian professor, a cardiologist, the Trump campaign's "diversity chief", and twelve others.

Without mentioning Ossoff by name, Trump said the candidate wants to "protect criminals, allow illegal immigration and raise taxes".

Ossoff has used the anti-Trump windfall to blanket the expensive television market with advertising that tries to stoke liberal angst but also woo disaffected Republicans in a district Trump barely won in November. 'Pretty much everything he's done worries me'. If there's a runoff, Ossoff would be seen as the underdog in the conservative district. But he tells voters in one ad, "I'll work with anybody in Washington who respects your tax dollars". You know, a lot of people I talked to were from the districts. Gray pledges to be a "willing partner" for the new administration. "I thought that the country would wake up at some point".

Recommended News

  • Community members misusing triple talaq will face social boycott: AIMPLB

    Community members misusing triple talaq will face social boycott: AIMPLB

    The issue has been blown out of proportion by the media and by people who are cut off from the ground realities", the board said . "There has been misunderstanding on this issue, we will issue a code of conduct on it", he added.

    A basketful of fun awaits little ones at Easter egg hunt

    Country Living suggested turning your egg hunt into a scavenger hunt by giving kids a check list of things to do and find. The children race with their age groups to pick up 15,000 candy-filled eggs that are spread across the ball fields.
    BC NDP pledges $400 annual renters rebate

    BC NDP pledges $400 annual renters rebate

    President Donald] Trump is particularly undesirable", said real estate economist Tom Davidoff of UBC's Sauder School of Business. Horgan said their platform will create 96,000 jobs through investments in schools, hospitals, transit and infrastructure.
  • Will free college offer catch fire? NY details raise doubts

    Will free college offer catch fire? NY details raise doubts

    Bernie Sanders appear onstage together during an event at New York's LaGuardia Community College. For someone who went to community college, it means they'll have to remain in NY for two years.
    Mark Hamill: Carrie Fisher Star Wars tribute is 'therapy'

    Mark Hamill: Carrie Fisher Star Wars tribute is 'therapy'

    It looks like classes are back and they're better than ever! In the distance, albeit quite small, you will see a familiar sight. He was fathered by a traitor-by the chosen one who betrayed the Jedi, destroyed its entire infrastructure, and joined the Sith.

    Italy's Emma Morano, the world's oldest person, dies at 117

    The post Italian Morano, last known survivor of 19th century, dies Easter eve at 117 appeared first on The Independent Uganda:. She had only taken on a full-time carer a couple of years ago - but had not left her small two-room apartment for 20 years.
  • Phaneuf scores in OT as Senators tie series against Bruins

    Phaneuf scores in OT as Senators tie series against Bruins

    Krejci did not practice with the team Friday because of an upper-body injury that kept him out of Wednesday's series opener. The Bruins recalled G Malcolm Subban from Providence for insurance, with G Anton Khudobin "dealing with a few things".

    BJP doesn't consider me 'Hindu', says Akhilesh Yadav

    Thefact is that I never held the sugar department. "A thorough inquiry should be conducted into the Rs 1,100 crore scam. Yadav also raised the issue of alleged EVM tampering and said the Election Commission should explain it.
    Liverpool's ambitions still big, but no points target, says Juergen Klopp

    Liverpool's ambitions still big, but no points target, says Juergen Klopp

    The 27-time Cameroon global has made 26 appearances in all competitions for the Reds and has scored one Premier League goal. Liverpool's quest for Champions League qualification continues Sunday at the The Hawthorns against West Bromwich Albion.
  • Pence aims to reassure allies amid North Korea threat

    A US aircraft carrier has been dispatched to waters off the Korean Peninsula in a show of force. Washington and Seoul will try hard to figure out what exactly North Korea fired.
    Where is Kulbhushan Jadhav? India Says, No Clue, Appeals Against Death Sentence

    Where is Kulbhushan Jadhav? India Says, No Clue, Appeals Against Death Sentence

    Pakistan has collected fresh evidences on Indian involvement inside Pakistan to spread anarchy and militancy, sources stated. "The Indian Defense Ministry has, in fact, not given its nod to the visit of a delegation of MSA officials on April 16".
    NBA Predictions: Will the Grizzlies cover again vs

    NBA Predictions: Will the Grizzlies cover again vs

    Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen is out indefinitely after suffering a calf strain, the team announced Thursday. Overall, Green averaged 8.9 points and 7.1 rebounds in 27.3 minutes per game in his first season as a starter.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.