A former member of Obama’s team is getting involved in the upcoming special election to take Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, which has Democrats clamoring to claim a victory in the race to replace Republican Tom Price’s vacant seat.
Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under Obama, Julian Castro, is rallying support for Jon Ossoff, who has dominated the field of 18 candidates in the special election.
Castro served as mayor of San Antonio before he joined the Obama administration and also previously served as an aide to Rep. Hank Johnson, says the report.
According to The Washinton Examiner, Castro met with supporters and volunteers at campaign offices in Marietta on Saturday to rally support for the leading Democratic candidate.
In addition to Castro, several celebrities are now endorsing Ossoff, including Samual L. Jackson and actress Alyssa Milano. Donors have reportedly raised in excess of $8 million for the candidate.
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The special election scheduled for April 18 has attracted national donors and attention, as Democrats see an opportunity to flip a conservative-leaning Atlanta district that Trump carried over Hillary Clinton by a small margin in the presidential election.
The report states that if one candidate is not able to reach a 50 percent threshold, then the top two candidates will participate in a runoff on June 20.
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H/T: Washington Examiner
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