Democrats are itching for a comeback after President Donald Trump's stunning upset victory in November, and they're eyeing to make it happen in a ruby-red district in Georgia.
Tom Price's confirmation as secretary of health and human services left open a seat in Georgia's 6th Congressional District, a fairly wealthy, well-educated suburb north of Atlanta. It's a solidly Republican district where Price consistently won re-election without breaking a sweat. But Trump won the district by just one point in November, giving Democrats a glimmer of hope that they can turn the district blue in an April special election to replace Price.
Despite their optimism, nonpartisan observers and, of course, Republicans, are skeptical that Democrats have a real shot at flipping the district. While the race may turn out closer than is typical for the district, experts on Georgia state politics suggest Trump's slim margin was an anomaly and that the seat will remain solidly Republican.
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