Georgia 6 Election  Is Important To Some And Silly To Others

Why is today’s special election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District important? It’s just one race for one House seat, but as my colleague Nate Silver wrote on Monday:

Sometimes dumb things matter if everyone agrees that they matter. Congressional Republicans could use a signal of any kind right now to coordinate their strategy around two vexing issues: first, their health care bill, and second, their behavior toward President Trump and the investigations surrounding him.

That’s all true, but I’d also argue that the election in Georgia 6 is a bit more interesting than your average House race because it’ll give us a good reading on how a crucial bloc of voters are feeling about things five months into the Trump era.