Meet Jon Ossoff, the 30-year-old who suddenly became one of the most talked-about politicians in America

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Jon Ossoff

Everyone is watching Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff today.

The 30-year-old is challenging political veteran Karen Handel, who used to be Georgia’s secretary of state, in a special election for the state’s 6th Congressional district. 

The election is seen as the first major referendum on Donald Trump’s presidency because the district typically leans Republican. If Ossoff wins, the 2018 midterm elections could look ominous for Republicans. 

See how a neophyte who’s never held office became one of the most talked-about politicians of 2017. 

Thomas Jonathan Ossoff was born on February 16, 1987, at the Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.

Source: Jon Ossoff campaign website.

As a student at Atlanta’s private Paideia School, Ossoff interned for Congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis.

Source: The New Yorker

While in high school, Ossoff also started dating his now-fiancée, medical student Alisha Kramer.

Source: The New Yorker

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