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Here's What To Watch For In 6th District Election Returns

Apr 18, 2017

After months of listening to ads, robocalls, and door-to-door campaign volunteers, voters in Georgia's 6th Congressional District finally get to have their say.

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With 18 candidates in the race to succeed Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, there are many possible outcomes. Democrat Jon Ossoff has been leading in the polls, but they indicate he might fall short of the majority he needs to win without a runoff.

Meanwhile, Republican candidates have been going after each other as they try to make a potential runoff on June 20.

So what signs should voters look for as the returns start to arrive?

On "Morning Edition," Denis O'Hayer got some election-night wisdom — and some excellent partisan trash-talking — from Democratic strategist Tharon Johnson and Republican strategist Brian Robinson. Johnson is a former national southern regional director for the Obama 2012 campaign; Robinson is a former communications director and deputy chief of staff for Governor Nathan Deal.