I managed the website/social/email until the nonpartisan blanket primary on April 18, 2017 where Jon Ossoff lead the field with 48% of the vote. By that time we had raised over $4M and the DCCC was heavily involved. I left for Citilabs and handed over technical direction to a member of the DCCC.
Georgia's 6th congressional district encompasses the northern suburbs of Atlanta. The District has been represented by a Republican consistently from 1979 including former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich. On November 29, 2016, the current seat holder, Republican Tom Price was nominated for United States Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) by President-elect Donald Trump. A special election was held to fill Tom Price’s seat.
Jon Ossoff received 48.1% of the vote in the nonpartisan blanket primary on April 18. Since no candidate secured a majority, the top two vote-getters, Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel, competed in a runoff election on June 20, 2017, which Ossoff lost to Handel by just under four percentage points. The race received significant national attention after being perceived as an early test of how the first few months of Donald Trump's presidency may have shifted the opinions or voter enthusiasm of suburban voters who live in swing districts.