The Hill’s History-Cast: Putting the ‘special' in special elections

The Hill’s History-Cast: Putting the ‘special' in special elections

Voters head to the polls Thursday in Montana, where they will choose a replacement for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. Next month, voters in suburban Atlanta will choose a replacement for Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. Together, these have become two of the most expensive House elections in American history.

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What's at stake in these special elections? It's a lot more than one seat in Congress — it's momentum, a perceived advantage, an opportunity to convince the other party that next year's midterms aren't going to be pleasant. If Republicans have a rough time in Montana and Georgia, you can bet a number of House members will start thinking about their post-Congress career.

In this week's episode, we talk to those who have worked on these special elections in the past to find out what it's like to be in the political pressure cooker — and why Montana and Georgia will give us an early hint about next year's midterm elections.

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