6th District candidates out campaigning hours before runoff election

by: Richard Elliot Updated:

There are less than 24 hours left before voters head to the polls in the 6th District Congressional Race.

Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff are facing off for the seat vacated by Tom Price, who was appointed as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.

The race, which has become the most expensive House race in history, has drawn national attention and is seen to some as a referendum on President Trump’s first few months in office.

[SPECIAL SECTION: The 6th District Race]

The district traditionally goes Republican, but most consider the race too close to call as voters head to the polls on Tuesday.

The latest Channel 2 Action News/Landmark Communications poll of 800 likely voters has Ossoff leading Handel 49.7 percent to 48 percent.

Both Handel and Ossoff have full schedules of events around the district on Monday and are trying to avoid talk about the national attention and money spent on the race.


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Ossoff is seeking support from moderate voters with ads focused on the economy and national spending, while Handel is focusing on her experience as Georgia secretary of state.

Handel has received support from many top Republicans. On Monday, House Majority Kevin McCarthy became the latest GOP leader to join Handel campaigning in the suburban Atlanta district.

[READ: Who is Karen Handel?]

Handel and McCarthy started the day at a breakfast restaurant, shaking hands and urging people to vote on Tuesday.

President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, House Speaker Paul Ryan and two members of Trump's cabinet with Georgia ties -- Sonny Perdue and Tom Price -- have previously campaigned with her.

President Trump also tweeted his support Monday morning.

Ossoff is also attending events across the district on Monday, encouraging voters to get out to the polls.

[READ: Who is Jon Ossoff?]

Missouri’s Secretary of State Jason Kander is campaigning with him.

Ossoff has received support and volunteers from all over the country hoping to “Flip the 6th.”

To find your polling location, visit the Georgia Secretary of State’s My Voter Page.

On Election Day, count on WSBTV.com and Channel 2 Action News for coverage throughout the day. We’ll be with both candidates and have live, real-time results as they come in.

CLICK HERE for complete coverage of the 6th District runoff.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.