Today: Trump pouring political capital into Georgia congressional race

President Donald Trump has slammed Georgia Democratic congressional candidate Jon Ossoff on Twitter and in automated phone calls ahead of today’s special election.

With Democrat Jon Ossoff threatening to win a traditionally Republican congressional seat in the Atlanta suburbs in a special election today, President Donald Trump has recorded a phone message and unleashed his Twitter feed to try to hold the seat for the GOP.


Eighteen candidates, including 11 Republicans, are seeking the seat that Newt Gingrich once held and that Republican Tom Price easily won in November before stepping down to become Trump’s secretary of Health and Human Services. If no candidate gets a majority, the top two finishers will compete in a runoff.


Trump and Republicans are hoping to hold Ossoff below 50 percent, figuring the GOP has a better chance in a runoff.


“A runoff will be a win,” Trump tweeted Monday night.


This morning, Trump took to Twitter again to blast Ossoff, saying he’d be “a disaster in Congress.”