Early voting underway in Georgia’s sixth congressional district

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ATLANTA — Early voting is underway in Georgia’s sixth congressional district.

A crowded field of 18 qualified to run for the open seat, which Tom Price, a Republican, vacated after President Trump appointed him to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services.

The race is almost certainly guaranteed to head to a runoff. According to a FOX 5/Opinion Savvy poll, Democrat Jon Ossoff is leading the pack with about 40 percent of the vote, while former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel stands in second place with about 20 percent of the vote.

The 11 Republicans who qualified are: David Abroms, Mohammad Ali Bhuiyan, Keith Grawert, Bob Gray, Karen Handel, Judson Hill, Amy Kremer, Bruce LeVell, William Llop, Dan Moody and Kurt Wilson

The five Democrats who qualified are: Ragin Edwards, Richard Keatley, Jon Ossoff, Rebecca Quigg and Ron Slotin.

The two independent candidates are: Alexander Hernandez and Andre Pollard.

Meanwhile, eight candidates are vying for the open State Senate District 32 seat. State Sen. Judson Hill, R-Marietta, vacated the seat to run for the aforementioned Congressional seat.

The five Republican candidates who qualified are: Hamilton Beck, Matt Campbell, Roy Daniels, Kay Kirkpatrick and Gus Makris.

The three Democratic candidates who qualified are: Christine Triebsch, Exton Howard and Bob Wiskind.

The sixth congressional district covers parts of Cobb, DeKalb, and Fulton counties. State Senate District 32 covers parts of Cobb and Fulton counties.

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