With more than 99 percent of the vote counted, Republican Karen Handel was declared the winner in the special congressional election in Georgia on Tuesday, beating Democrat Jon Ossoff, according to media reports and news projections.
All eyes were on Georgia Tuesday and the special election that has turned out to be the most expensive House race in American history. After months of campaigning, Handel and Ossoff faced off to fill the seat vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price in Georgia's Sixth Congressional District.
The race, which has seen candidates and outside groups spending roughly $55 million, captured the national interest.
A RealClearPolitics average of polls had given Handel, 55, a 0.2-point edge over 30-year-old Ossoff. Prediction market PredictIt gave Handel a 55% chance of victory.
According to an NBC News report, Handel offered "a special thanks to the President of United States of America," in her victory speech, as the crowd began chanting Trump's name.
This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.