5 moments that mattered in the Georgia special election debate
Voters in Georgia's 6th Congressional district go to the polls in two weeks.
By RYAN STRUYK
June 7, 2017, 2:52 AM
• 1 min read
-- Never before has so much of the national electoral narrative rested on the shoulders of two suburban candidates for one of 435 seats in the U.S. House.
But when the former Georgia secretary of state who flopped in bids for the Senate in 2012 and governor in 2014 and a 30-year-old former Congressional staffer who makes documentaries came face-to-face on the debate stage on Tuesday night, it was clear that Karen Handel and Jon Ossoff knew their race means so much more than just one seat on the floor of the U.S. House.
This election in northern Atlanta, just two weeks away, is largely seen as a gauge of anti-Trump motivation and a signal for a potential Democratic wave coming in 2018. Here are the highlights from this Georgia 6th Congressional district debate, which aired on ABC News affiliate WSB-TV and moderated by Channel 2 Action News Anchor Justin Farmer:
HANDEL TO TRUMP: TIME TO CUT BACK THE TWEETING
LIBERALS POUNCE ON HANDEL'S ANSWER TO MINIMUM WAGE QUESTION