- Julian Zelizer: Significance of Tuesday's special election in Georgia has been inflated by media coverage and political tension
- Historically, these special elections rarely predict what will happen in the midterms or the next presidential race, Zelizer wrties
Julian Zelizer, a history and public affairs professor at Princeton University and a New America fellow, is the author of "The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society." He's co-host of the "Politics & Polls" podcast. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own.
(CNN)Many are waiting breathlessly to see the outcome of Tuesday's special election in Georgia. Democrats are hoping that a victory by Jon Ossoff will send a clear signal that President Trump is damaging the GOP and threatening the 2018 midterms; if Ossoff loses, Republicans will certainly boast that it proves the President is not having any serious damaging impact on their electorate.