The special election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, with its first round on April 18, is officially non-partisan and has gathered a plethora of candidates, Republican and Democrat. It is the district once represented by Dr. Tom Price, who resigned to become the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The national left-wing apparatus has determined that it is a big, early test of how effectively Democrats can channel the surge of protest and anger against President Donald Trump. “A strong showing would support the left’s narrative that Trump’s controversial nature and governing style is creating problems for down-ballot Republicans,” says veteran elections analyst Stuart Rothenberg. He adds that even a close race in this longtime GOP stronghold would galvanize Democrats nationally. 

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