Voters in Georgia will elect representatives for 14 House seats, four of which are held by Democrats and 10 by Republicans. They will also choose a governor, an office currently held by a Republican. Georgia races advance to a runoff if no candidate receives 50 percent of the vote. The runoff date for the governor’s race would be Dec. 4, and the runoff for House races would be Jan. 8. See Georgia’s primary results.
In one the year's highest-profile races, former state House minority leader Stacey Abrams (D) is taking on Brian Kemp (R) to replace term-limited Gov. Nathan Deal (R). Kemp received just 26 percent of the vote in the initial Republican primary, but advanced to a runoff and easily won it after President Trump endorsed him.
In his current role as secretary of state, Kemp has purged voter rolls and tightened voting restrictions in the months leading up to the election. If Abrams wins, she would be the country’s first black female governor.
Going into this election, Georgia had 4 Democratic representatives and 10 Republican representatives. Here’s how each district leans politically, based on how it voted in the 2016 presidential election, with 2018 results as they come in.
In 2016, Trump won this district by 1.5 points and Tom Price (R) won by 23.4.
Republican Karen Handel won what was the most expensive House race ever in a special election in 2017. She's being challenged by Democrat Lucy McBath, who became a gun safety activist after her son was shot and killed.
Congress this week is poised to pursue two diverging strategies for ending the partial government shutdown, but it is far from clear how Republicans and Democrats will reconcile their differences and reopen the government.