On the eve of the Georgia Senate’s final debate, the state’s presidential primary will be decided in the midst of a national debate about race and discrimination.
In this year’s primary, former state senator and Democrat Donald Trump will face Georgia Republican Jon Ossoff, a wealthy businessman who has long campaigned on issues such as infrastructure, education and crime.
In his victory speech, Ossof said he was running to “change our broken system of justice and take the fight to those who want to take it away from us.”
But his campaign has been marred by accusations that he’s run a racist campaign and that his wife, Gwen Carr, a former Missoula mayor, used campaign funds to pay off an ex-girlfriend in order to keep their son away from her.
In the runoff, Osseff will face Democrat Jon Osbehr, who, in his campaign, has been widely praised for his work with the disabled.
Osbehr said the primary was not rigged against him because of the media coverage that focused on his personal financial troubles.
“There are plenty of candidates who will stand up for what they believe in, and that’s what I’ve done,” he said.
The Democratic Party has yet to release a list of candidates for the runoff.
Republican Osbehhr, however, has said he’ll continue to support Ossofs campaign until the runoff is over.
The Georgia Senate primary is held on June 20.
It is the first primary of the 2018 midterm elections.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.