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HuffPost Politics Newsletter: April 20th, 2017

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Jon Ossoff

Special Election Race Is Headed To A Runoff

The closely watched congressional special election in Georgia is headed to a runoff after no candidate managed to garner 50 percent of the votes Tuesday night. Democrat Jon Ossoff flirted with the possibility of an outright win as results came in, but finished with 48 percent. He will face the top Republican, perennial candidate Karen Handel, in a June 20runoff.

Handel gained notoriety in 2012 when she was tied to a decision that cut off grants to Planned Parenthood from Susan G. Komen for the Cure. She was eventually forced to resign.

Ossoff said Wednesday that his strong showing in the historically GOP district was because of strong support from women. Georgia’s 6th District has been held by Republicans since the 1970s.

The winner will fill the seat left empty when President Donald Trump chose Tom Price to head the Department of Health and Human Services.

Bill O'Reilly

WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING?

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly was ousted from the network, and activists against sexual assault — many of whom were emboldened by Donald Trump’s election — played a part in removing him.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) announced he would not run for re-election in 2018, beginning a battle for the cherished chairmanship of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer insists he didn’t mislead anyone about the location of a U.S. aircraft carrier, even though a photo showed it was traveling in the opposite direction.

 

Donald Trump and Neil Gorsuch

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