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6th District Race: A Talk with Democrat Jon Ossoff

May 17, 2017

Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff nearly won the April 18 special election to replace Tom Price as the U.S. House member from Georgia's 6th Congressional District.  Now, he faces Republican Karen Handel in the June 20 runoff in a district that has been solidly Republican for years.  

On "Morning Edition," Denis O'Hayer talked with Ossoff about a wide range of issues, including reports of President Donald Trump disclosing classified information to Russian officials; healthcare reform; and whether Ossoff could take the independent course he has promised if he were elected.

A conversation with Karen Handel is scheduled for broadcast between May 22 and May 26.

(Note:  The expanded version includes discussions of tax reform, deficit reduction, job development, and the Iran nuclear deal.  The conversation took place hours before the New York Times published its story, quoting sources close to former FBI Director James Comey as saying he had written a memo, in which he said President Trump asked him to shut down the investigation of former national security advisor Michael Flynn.)