After the June runoff between Ossoff and Handel was announced, Trump went back to Twitter to gloat.
Last week in Kansas, a Democrat came within seven points of winning the race for CIA Director Mike Pompeo's old seat, in a district that Trump won by 27 points in November.
Handel finished second as the top Republican candidate.
For Ossoff, it appears he will have to move forward to the June runoff, though it was initially unclear as to whether he would challenge the results from the jungle primary.
After taking 48.1 percent in Tuesday night's special election for Georgia's 6th Congressional District, Jon Ossoff will face Republican Karen Handel in the June 20 run-off election. Judson Hill. Polls showed the GOP leaders closely bunched together, though Handel was considered a slight favorite. Republicans have held the seat since 1979, and past occupants include former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and current Georgia Sen.
But Trump's sharp-elbowed cultural worldview and provocative rhetoric helped Hillary Clinton make serious inroads in a place populated by wealthy, well-educated white voters, many of whom defected en masse from the GOP leader's ticket a year ago.
But Trump's deep unpopularity with college-educated white voters - and growing populations of Asians and Hispanics in the area - meant he won the district by less than 2 percentage points last fall, after Mitt Romney carried it by 23 points in 2012.
Democrats hope frustration with President Donald Trump will give them a surprise victory on Tuesday in an election to fill a vacant congressional seat in suburban Atlanta that has been held by Republicans for decades. He also owns and runs a documentary film studio that investigates corrupt officials.
Ossoff raised a stunning $8.3 million in the first quarter, forcing Republicans to spend heavily against him.
Ossoff was quick to declare "a victory for the ages" for Democrats. We're not even 100 days into Donald Trump's administration, but the voters of Georgia's 6thdistrict are already fed up with Republican leadership. "‶Beating Ossoff and holding this seat is something that rises above any one person". Or will Democrats regard it as a disappointment given the flawless storm of factors that seemed to be lining up in Ossoff's favor for Tuesday's vote?
Although the Georgia race has received the most attention, it's not the only special House election to make waves this year.
With Handel as its vice president, Komen announced that it would no longer fund organizations that were under investigation-and of course, congressional Republicans were "investigating" Planned Parenthood as part of their ongoing political attacks on it.