As Jon Ossoff sprang into a campaign office on the eve of the most closely watched – and costliest – special election in history, there were few clues on the 30-year-old’s face that he had been shaking hands and banging on doors all year.

His Republican opponent, Karen Handel, a former state official, has been trying to use the Democrat’s youth and lack of experience, against him. But Mr Ossoff, who once studied at the London School of Economics, hopes it will help him win a congressional contest that is being watched around the world. If he does emerge as the victor, it would be the first time a Democrat has won Georgia’s 6th congressional district in four decades.

“Thanks for being here today everyone. The work you’re doing here today is the most important in the campaign,” he told his supporters. “Because, it’s all about turnout. It’s going to come down to the wire.”

Source: Georgia special election: Democrats bidding to humiliate Donald Trump in historic vote | The Independent

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