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Rep. Zeldin: Ga Race Won't Affect Direction of Congress

Newsmax TV's Steve Malzberg

By    |   Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017 04:48 PM

The special congressional race in Georgia which that some see as a referendum is not going trigger major changes in what lawmakers of both political parties hope to achieve, Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., told Newsmax TV.

"We have 435 congressional districts, and it's an important race for the people of that district," Zeldin told host Steve Malzberg on Tuesday. "It's not going to change the way – one way or the other – that I represent my district or quite frankly some liberal Democrat in San Francisco is going to represent their district.

"It is the most expensive race in the history of the House of Representatives, one that I hope to see Karen Handel win.

"But I think we're going to wake up [Wednesday] and, regardless of what happens [Tuesday], be just as focused on the need to pass healthcare reform, pass tax reform, get some more big victories on the board for this president, congressional Republicans to help represent our districts."

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Other goals include the security of the country and the care of military veterans, Zeldin told Malzberg, member of the Financial Services and Foreign Affairs Committees.

"Those priorities are going to be just as important [Wednesday] morning, regardless of what happens [Tuesday night], but it is an important race, and I hope that we win."

Handel, whose party has held the seat since 1979, is facing Democrat Jon Ossoff. Their matchup in Georgia's 6th Congressional District has become a proxy for the national political atmosphere and a test of GOP strength early in Trump's presidency.

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The special congressional race in Georgia which that some see as a referendum is not going trigger major changes in what lawmakers of both political parties hope to achieve, Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., told Newsmax TV.
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