President Donald Trump alleged in a Sunday tweet that the media downplayed the Republican victory in the special election for the Kansas congressional seat formerly held by CIA Director Mike Pompeo.
The president then blasted news organizations for their coverage of Georgia’s 6th congressional district, the seat formerly held by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.
“The recent Kansas election (Congress) was a really big media event, until the Republicans won. Now they play the same game with Georgia-BAD!” he tweeted.
The recent Kansas election (Congress) was a really big media event, until the Republicans won. Now they play the same game with Georgia-BAD!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 17, 2017
Republican Kansas Treasurer Ron Estes managed to retain the traditionally red district for the party in his race against Democrat James Thompson by seven percentage points. Trump easily won the district in November by a whopping 27 points.
The president threw his weight behind Estes ahead of the April 11 election, and recorded a robo-call in an attempt to get out the vote for the then-candidate.
The race to replace Price’s seat is set to take place Tuesday and has an astounding 18 candidates. Democrat Jon Ossoff raised an impressive $8.3 million in just three months, most of which has come from out of state. Ossoff hopes to flip the Republican stronghold, yet polls show him coming in under the 45 percent mark. Any of the candidates who come in over 50 percent will take the seat.
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