President Trump stumped for the Republican candidate in a closely watched Georgia election via Twitter on Tuesday, saying Karen Handel will lower taxes while her opponent Jon Ossoff will raise them.
“KAREN HANDEL FOR CONGRESS. She will fight for lower taxes, great healthcare strong security-a hard worker who will never give up! VOTE TODAY,” the president posted on Twitter.
As for her Democratic rival, Trump repeated Handel’s line of attack on Ossoff that he doesn’t live in the district he seeks to represent.
“Democrat Jon Ossoff, who wants to raise your taxes to the highest level and is weak on crime and security, doesn’t even live in district,” Trump wrote.
Handel, 55, and Ossoff, 30, are vying for the seat in the Atlanta suburbs vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price in the most expensive House contest ever.
The candidates, who are running neck-and-neck, have spent $50 million leading up to Tuesday’s election.
Democrats are viewing the contest as a referendum on Trump’s policies.
He defeated Hillary Clinton in the district by 1.5 points, but Price beat his opponent by carrying more than 60 percent of the vote in 2016.
Ossoff lives with his girlfriend who is attending medical school at Emory University in Atlanta.
According to the Constitution, members of Congress aren’t required to live in their district, only the state they represent.