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Election day is June 20, 2017. Dead heat. National interests and implications.
The first of two debates between Karen Handel and Jon Ossoff aired on WSB-TV tonight and are available on WSB-TV’s Facebook page, as well as results opinions and social media comments.
The next debate will air Thursday, June 8 9-10 a.m. on WABE 90.1 with a reaire that evening on PBA 30.
WABE 90.1 will host a debate on Thursday, June 8 between Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff, the candidates squaring off in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District runoff election. The debate will last one hour and will be broadcast live on WABE 90.1 beginning at 9 a.m. It will also stream live via WABE.org and on the WABE app. Also, the debate will be televised on PBA30 that evening at 7 p.m. and will re-air on WABE at 7 p.m.
Ossoff Declines CNN Debate In a statement sent to CNN, Ossoff spokeswoman Amy Messner says the campaign only committed to debates moderated by “the metro Atlanta press corps.”
Ballotpedia race and spending overview: The race has attracted national attention. As a result, the race has seen a significant amount of money raised and spent. On May 6, it was declared the most expensive U.S. House race in history. As of the report, over $29.7 mil had been spent on television advertisements alone. Donations aimed at supporting both Handel and Ossoff have come to the campaign directly and through support from outside groups. The Congressional Leadership Fund promised to spend $8.5 mil by the time the race was over.  Ossoff’s campaign raised over $8.3 million dollars in the first quarter of 2017. About 75 percent of itemized donations to Ossoff’s campaign came from outside the state. Comparatively, Democratic congressional candidates in Georgia’s 6th District raised a combined sum of $836,228 from 2000 to 2016.