Voters in north Georgia and central South Carolina vote today to fill two more vacant US House seats. In Georgia, the most expensive congressional campaign in history will be decided after a long special election cycle. Vying to replace former Rep. Tom Price (R-Roswell), now US Health & Human Services Secretary, are Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican former Secretary of State Karen Handel. The two remain in a nip and tuck battle. The latest polls all find the race as a virtual dead heat. Turnout is expected to be very high, with already more than 140,000 votes cast through the early voting process.
In South Carolina, voters are deciding between former state Rep. Ralph Norman (R) and ex-Wall Street executive Archie Parnell (D) in a race to replace Mick Mulvaney (R-Lancaster/Rock Hill), who left the House to become Director of the Office of Management & Budget. Since SC-5 is a reliable Republican seat, Mr. Norman is expected to score a mid-50s victory.
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