CNN anchor asks Ossoff: When are you going to marry your girlfriend?

Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff was asked by a CNN anchor when he was going to marry his girlfriend during an interview on the day of a closely watched special election in Georgia's 6th Congressional District.

The question from "New Day" co-anchor Alisyn Camerota on Tuesday came after a conversation in which Ossoff dismissed concerns he does not live in the 6th District.

"Mr. Ossoff, is it true you can't vote for yourself?" Camerota asked.

"Well, I grew up in this district. I grew up in this community," responded the 30-year-old Ossoff. "No one knew there was going to be an election coming.


"I've been living with my girlfriend, Alicia, for 12 years now down by Emory University where she's a full-time medical student. And as soon as she concludes her medical training, I'll be 10 minutes back up the street in the district where I grew up."

"So when are you going to marry her?" Camerota asked.

"Well, I don't want to give anything away," an amused Ossoff said. "But I think I can reasonably say that's more of a personal question.

"I'll give you a call when I have something to announce."

The Georgia special election to fill Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price's vacated House seat on Tuesday is drawing national attention as Democrats look for a major upset. The seat has been occupied by Republicans, including former Speaker Newt Gingrich, for nearly four decades.

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Ossoff must win at least a 50 percent majority in the "jungle primary," which pits 17 candidates against one another regardless of party, to avoid a runoff. Going into Tuesday's election, he was polling in the low 40s.