Voters in north Georgia and central South Carolina will choose new Representatives tomorrow, as the long-involved special election season draws to a close. In Georgia, where the special election has set an all-time spending record for a congressional campaign – the participants and outside group expenditures will top $40 million – Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican former Secretary of State Karen Handel remain in a nip and tuck battle to the end. The latest poll, from Opinion Savvy (6/16; 537 GA-6 likely voters, or those voting early) finds Ossoff and Handel virtually tied at 49+% apiece. Only two more polling respondents chose Ossoff over Handel. Early voting has already recorded well over 100,000 ballots, meaning there is a good chance total turnout exceeds the 194,000 people who participated in the jungle primary election.
In South Carolina, former state Rep. Ralph Norman (R) and ex-Wall Street executive Archie Parnell (D) do battle for what is an open GOP congressional district. Mr. Norman is a heavy favorite to replace former Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-Lancaster/Rock Hill), who left the House to become Director of the Office of Management & Budget.
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