What happened? The Democratic Party of Georgia came up with an exciting young candidate, Jon Ossoff, in the Sixth Congressional District special race.
The GOP's field is bloated with tired hacks like Karen Handel and Judson Hill in the race to replace stock sharpie Tom Price, the bushy eyebrowed sawbones who now heads the no longer health department.
The 30-year-old Ossoff, leading the field in Newt Gingrich's old district according to polls, is a graduate of Paideia, Georgetown and the London School of Economics, hardly the Good Ole UGA Bulldog who usually dominates Georgia politics.
The kid is getting national recognition, including a feature in New York magazine and frequent boosts from Esquire's Charlie Pierce, and the National Democratic Party is also going against its usual custom by spending money for a local race.
I doubt Ossoff will pull off the win, especially if he gets in a runoff against someone like Handel, who will draw big GOP bucks. I remember the disappointment of the promising Jason Carter gubernatorial campaign and the Michelle Nunn Senate race. But Ossoff's Sixth District boomlet has been a fun antidote to the daily Trump follies.