Jon Ossoff wins Democratic primary in Georgia Senate race
Jon Ossoff won Georgia's Democratic Senate primary on Wednesday, overtaking opponents Teresa Tomlinson and Sarah Riggs Amico, per AP.
Why it matters: Ossoff drew national attention during a special election in 2017 when he nearly flipped a congressional seat against now Rep. Karen Handel. The historically expensive House race was one of the country's first indicators of how Democratic turnout would shift following President Trump's 2016 election.
- Ossoff will face Sen. David Perdue (R) this November in what's bound to be a closely watched race.
- Democrats are strongly targeting Georgia in 2020 following massive progressive turnout in the 2018 midterms.