Cook Political Report Downgrades GOP Chances In GA-06 Special Election

It's possible [Democrat Jon] Ossoff could hit 50 percent on April 18, but the mostly likely scenario is still for this race to head to a runoff on June 20. You can bet the contest's national prominence will only snowball in the next few weeks, and that may not be the worst thing for Republicans, who badly need their base to wake up. This race moves to the Lean Republican column, and that's probably being generous to Republicans.

Source: Cook Political Report

National Democrats and liberal activist groups are united behind Ossoff, while the GOP field is split between three main candidates.

Former State Senator Judson Hill was among the first in the race and has received the endorsement of Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL).

Another former State Senator Dan Moody, who has tried to position himself as the strongest supporter of President Trump in the field, has been endorsed by Senator David Perdue (R-GA).

Former State Secretary of State Karen Handel, the original favorite in the race, has been the target of attacks from conservative groups like the Club for Growth.

The all party primary is Tuesday, April 18th. If no candidate receives a majority, the top two candidates will face-off on June 20th.