- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

President Trump kicked off Tuesday with some 11th-hour lobbying in the Georgia special congressional election, urging Republicans to get to the polls and saying Jon Ossoff, the leading Democrat in the race, would be a “disaster” in Congress.

“Democrat Jon Ossoff would be a disaster in Congress. VERY weak on crime and illegal immigration, bad for jobs and wants higher taxes. Say NO,” the president tweeted.

“Republicans must get out today and VOTE in Georgia 6. Force runoff and easy win! Dem Ossoff will raise your taxes-very bad on crime & 2nd A,” the president also tweeted.

Mr. Trump has also recorded a robocall, first reported by The Hill, warning people that if they don’t vote, Mr. Ossoff will “raise your taxes, destroy your health care and flood our country with illegal immigrants.”

Mr. Ossoff has been leading in public polling on the race, but there are a number of candidates in the contest and he needs to secure more than 50 percent of the vote on Tuesday to avoid a June run-off.

The race is to fill the seat of former GOP Rep. and current Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

SEE ALSO: Democrat Jon Ossoff gets slim chance to take Republican congressional seat in Georgia

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