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DC Daily: All eyes on Georgia's congressional special election

Posted: 7:39 AM, Jun 20, 2017
Updated: 2017-06-20 14:39:16Z

What's happening in the political world:

Special election in Georgia comes down to wire
-- Voters will decide Tuesday who wins the battle for the 6th Congressional District in Georgia -- Republican Karen Handel or Democrat Jon Ossoff.

With a victory in the costly election, the 30-year-old Ossoff would be the first Democrat to hold the seat in more than four decades.

Meanwhile, President Trump tweeted his support for Handel on Tuesday morning:

Many see the Georgia race as a big test for Trump and the Republican Party, especially with midterm elections coming up in 2018.

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Senate Judiciary Committee may look into obstruction
-- Senate Judiciary Committee leaders reached an agreement about the scope of an investigation into political interference at the FBI, with the possibility that the inquiry could explore whether President Donald Trump acted improperly during his interactions with fired FBI Director James Comey.

Chairman Chuck Grassley and the panel's top Democrat, Dianne Feinstein, plan to move forward on their inquiry, which will look into Russia meddling in the elections as well as whether there was any improper political interference with the FBI under both Trump and former President Barack Obama's administration.

The panel is expected to speak with DOJ Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Wednesday. Mueller is investigating Russia's involvement in the 2016 election.

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Democrats protest GOP health care bill on Senate floor
-- Several Democrats took over the Senate floor late Monday night to protest the Republican-backed bill that would replace the Affordable Care Act.

The Democrats demanded that GOP leaders go public with the specifics of their bill, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said senators would get plenty of time to see and debate the bill during the amendment process.

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New role for Spicer coming?
-- White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer will be given a new role that will take effect in the near future.

According to multiple reports, Spicer will be tasked with overseeing all communications for the entire Trump administration. With his new role, Spicer will not be handling any daily press secretary duties.


CNN and Newsy contributed to this report