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Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff fell short of outright winning a special election in Georgia's 6th Congressional District. The seat has been held by a Republican since the 1970s, but with an influx of campaign cash and support, Ossoff became a symbol of hope for a party seeking to flip the House.

Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff fell short of outright winning a special election in Georgia's 6th Congressional District. The seat has been held by a Republican since the 1970s, but with an influx of campaign cash and support, Ossoff became a symbol of hope for a party seeking to flip the House.

After taking a beating in November, some Democrats woke up Wednesday with Georgia still on their mind.

Jon Ossoff, a 30-year-old political novice, fell just short of a shocking victory in Georgia’s sixth congressional district. But how much can one well off Atlanta suburb can tell us about the future direction of the country? And what’s the path forward for Democrats seeking to capture 24 seats in the House in 2018?

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  • Andra Gillespie Professor of Political Science, Emory University
  • Jessica Taylor Lead digital political reporter, NPR
  • Domenico Montanaro Lead political editor, NPR
  • Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy U.S. representative (D) for Florida's 7th congressional district
  • Pete Buttigieg Mayor of South Bend, Indiana; a member of the Democratic Party

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