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Trump makes last-minute pitch to GOP voters in Georgia 6th

President Trump made a last-minute pitch to voters Tuesday in the closely watched special election in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District.

“Democrat Jon Ossoff, who wants to raise your taxes to the highest level and is weak on crime and security, doesn’t even live in district,” Trump tweeted early Tuesday morning. “KAREN HANDEL FOR CONGRESS. She will fight for lower taxes, great healthcare strong security-a hard worker who will never give up! VOTE TODAY.”

Handel and Ossoff are vying for the House seat that was vacated by Tom Price, Trump’s secretary of health and human services. The special election is a hotly contested race that is seen as an early signal for the 2018 midterm elections. Georgia’s Sixth District has been occupied by Republicans since the 1970s, but Trump only narrowly won the district last year.

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Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff visits a campaign office to speak with volunteers and supporters on Election Day as he runs to represent Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District on June 20, 2017, in Tucker, Ga. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the combined spending for both candidates has pushed past $50 million — making it the most expensive House campaign in U.S. history.

In April on the eve of a preliminary vote, Trump disparaged Ossoff as a “super Liberal Democrat” who “wants to protect criminals, allow illegal immigration and raise taxes!”

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