Pro-Trump candidate in Sixth makes late White House trip

Republican Bruce LeVell with Donald Trump this week.

Republican Bruce LeVell has put his allegiance to Donald Trump at the center of his campaign for Georgia’s 6th District, and he made a brief trip to the White House on Wednesday to reinforce those ties.

LeVell, who headed Trump’s diversity coalition, did not return with an endorsement from the president or any overt sign of his support. The White House is said to be closely monitoring the Tuesday vote but hasn’t yet waded into the messy race, which features 11 Republicans on the 18-candidate ballot.

And LeVell’s campaign has been struggling to gain traction in a crowded field dominated by Republicans with bigger names and more campaign cash. But he said his visit – which he called a “reunion” with other Trump campaign veterans – underlined that he has a relationship with the president.

That can be a mixed bag in the 6th, which spans from east Cobb to north DeKalb. It’s been in GOP hands for decades, but Trump barely scraped out a victory there in November even as Republican Tom Price won a landslide victory.

Democrats hope Jon Ossoff, a former Congressional aide and fundraising dynamo, can exploit the anti-Trump sentiment to flip the district. Republicans have poured millions into attack ads to thwart his campaign.

More AJC coverage of the Sixth District race:

Nearly $14M in ads have flooded Georgia’s Sixth for special election

Ossoff pulls in record donations for Georgia special election

Georgia Democrats, Republicans seek lessons in tight Kansas race

With Ossoff at the gates, Republicans try to fortify Georgia’s Sixth

Ossoff fights ‘top-secret’ attacks in Georgia special election

Staff raids and social media hijinks: GOP infighting ramps up in Georgia Sixth

In the final week, Karen Handel becomes a target for GOP rivals

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Kay Brenda
Kay Brenda

OMG such evil talk on here! God sake don't you have another Riot are something to do ?

Jan Long
Jan Long

I don't think this is going to help .

Lisa Fuller
Lisa Fuller

Will not vote Osshof. He serves Obama And Clinton. A puppet to Pelosi.

Thomas E. Sims Sr.
Thomas E. Sims Sr.

Another Black conservative republican, standing next to a man who hates blacks and would never endorse him.

Lynn Bollinger
Lynn Bollinger

Jon Ossoff will visit this Oval Office after he wins the election in the sixth district of Georgia next week.

Sara Huff
Sara Huff

Will not get my vote! Any candidate that supports Trump, supports republican policies that have left thousands in Ga. with no health care, poor education , etc. Your vote reflects your values.

Marisa Albertario James
Marisa Albertario James

The education has always been bad in Georgia and thousands have always been uninsured....where have you been? Living under a rock!

Sara Huff
Sara Huff

Marisa Albertario James No, Dearie, I haven't been living under a rock. I have been fighting for healthcare since I was about 21 & I will be 82 next month! Plus I have 50 plus years of practice . - retired RN. How long have you been fighting for anything & what have you done? I am curious, what happened to your manners?

Cathy Mclaurin
Cathy Mclaurin

Thank you Sara... people like Marisa Albertario James act as if the issues she mentioned should remain as they were.Sounds like she prefers the dark ages to an advanced equal access society...

John Weeks
John Weeks

He's a candidate?! Well don't that just beat all.

Trude Sansbury
Trude Sansbury

That endorsement would mean nothing. Handel is so far ahead of this guy percentage wise he couldn't get near her. As for Ossoff, He is running circles around Handel. VOTE FOR JON OSSOFF!

Buck Monterey
Buck Monterey

He will lose in a runoff, probably to Handel. Dont believe me? JUST WATCH

Trude Sansbury
Trude Sansbury

You remind me a lot of my red neck deceased Daddy. How cute.

Janet Johnson Bass
Janet Johnson Bass

Not Ossoff!!!! He lies, just like most Democrats. Plus, he will rubber stamp everything Nancy Pelosi wants. She is the one getting all the out of states donations.

Brian Mac A Phearsain
Brian Mac A Phearsain

If you want to represent the 6th district, you should at least be a resident of the 6th district.

Tiana Kelly
Tiana Kelly

Or live a mile from the line (after having grown up here) so your SO can walk to med school, right? #FlipThe6th #VoteOssoff

Daniel Eason
Daniel Eason

In which version of the 6th district should he live? The one that used to be on Atlanta's south side? The one that was on the southwest side, which included Columbus? The sixth district in which the Newster didn't live?

Jackie Lovett
Jackie Lovett

Is he looking for someone to rig the election for him? \U0001f914\U0001f602\U0001f60f #FlipThe6th #VoteYourOssoff

Tiana Kelly
Tiana Kelly

Exactly! And On the last day of early voting? The R's can not work together to accomplish ANYTHING. It'd be comical if it didn't affect us all.

Lee York
Lee York

He is not a phoney, like Ossoff

Lee York
Lee York

He is a Phoney. He worked for Hank Johnson, one of the most incompetent idiot in Congress. He had been endorsed by John Lewis. He is a big liberal being paid for by Nancy Pelsio.

Lee York
Lee York

What is sad that your phoney boy says he us proud to be a dem. But won't tell the truth on where he truly stands. I am proud to support my President. Sorry Snowflake, sick and sad

Ginny Hordines
Ginny Hordines

There s no cure for stupid folks who refuse to inform themselves.

Shelley Lange Rahiya
Shelley Lange Rahiya

Love your profile pic troll. Fake news. Fake profile. So sick of spelling errors. Inform yourself!

Constance Rutledge
Constance Rutledge

If you still support 45 at this point you're either insane, incredibly ignorant or stupid, or you're a Russian sympathizer. Whichever you are, do the world a favor by not ever voting again or reproducing.

Josh Heart
Josh Heart

I'd rather have Russia on my side than damn near any liberal American I can think of.

Richard Cowan
Richard Cowan

You sure can tell a Dem out of a crowd the only one calling names

Tiana Kelly
Tiana Kelly

Who even is this guy? \U0001f644 One candidate has actually talked about how to fix things and represent everyone, not just rich supporters. #VoteYourOssoff #FlipThe6th #SayNoToTrump

Tiana Kelly
Tiana Kelly

Yay. Another 12 year old who should be at school. Glad you're paying attention to politics, sweetie. Good for you.

Carole Mellin
Carole Mellin

Tiana Kelly No American bank would give Trump a dime after 7 bankruptcies. It doesn't take much to guess where he got his money.

Buck Monterey
Buck Monterey

Nah, we already have Hank Johnson, we dont need his idiot protege.

Jeri Henson Dies
Jeri Henson Dies

We Democrats must figure out a way to overcome the Christian Right and the Fox Zombies--which are the two most dangerous domestic groups we have in these United States of America.

Josh Heart
Josh Heart

I don't believe in god and I'm a republican. If we are the two most dangerous domestic groups, then your old age has gotten the better of you and I think it's time someone pulls the plug.

Richard Cowan
Richard Cowan

You sure are one special democrat right full of stupid

Jeri Henson Dies
Jeri Henson Dies

Richard Cowan I realize that as a right winger, reality is a foreign concept for you. Try to concentrate more to save the country. We don't need any more Trump enablers in our government.

Pamela Alayon
Pamela Alayon

Jeri Henson Dies you are what is called an ANTI CHRIST I have seen you post many hateful and ignorant statements but I believe this one takes the cake.

Eustace E Cromartie
Eustace E Cromartie

Pamela Alayon it takes a special kind of dumbass that has never actually read the Bible to call a random stranger on Facebook an Antichrist. And then you have the nerve to call someone else is statements ignorant. It's obvious you would be too stupid to understand the irony if someone pointed it out to you of your ridiculous statements so I won't waste time

Pamela Alayon
Pamela Alayon

Eustace E. Cromartie I know exactly what an Anti Christ is maybe you need to get back to reading your bible and ask God for revelation. Their is THE ANTI CHRIST, but people can also be AN ANTI Christ. Anyone who claims that the Christian right is the "Most dangerous domestic group" is operating under the spirit of the Anti Christ. So you just huffed and puffed for no reason. I will be praying for you. No worries I forgive you for calling me a" random stranger"a dumbass and stupid. GOOD DAY SIR Im done with you I will just deliver you into GOD's hands so that he can deal with you.

Tiana Kelly
Tiana Kelly

I'm an athiest (can't be anti Christ since I don't believe in the existence). This just isn't a Christian nation, and fringe members of EVERY religion end up on the extreme.... And that includes Christian radicals. Truth hurts, but alas, it remains true.

Jeri Henson Dies
Jeri Henson Dies

Pamela Alayon I'm an atheist--not a devil worshipper--I don't believe in either heaven nor hell. Wise up. You still have time.

Steve Foster
Steve Foster

I don't know. Generalizing and prejudging 150,000,000 American seems a little on the dangerous end of the spectrum as well.

Jeri Henson Dies
Jeri Henson Dies

Pamela Alayon Jesus-Freakers like you know nothing and will never understand the basics of being a human being. Definition of a Jesus-Freaker: 1. Someone who claims to love Jesus but hates almost everyone else except other Jesus-Freakers. 2. Claims to love Jesus but never follows any of his teachings or examples. 3. Wants laws put in to place to force other people to follow the rules Jesus-Freakers want imposed on Non-Jesus-Freakers, Non-Christians, Non-Straight People, etc.

Jeri Henson Dies
Jeri Henson Dies

Pamela Alayon You know if you're so interested in to getting to god, feel free to self-rapture and head on to your reward. We'll all be fine without you.

Pamela Alayon
Pamela Alayon

NO wrong again I think GOD who created us has the basic understanding of a human being. NOt you and your warped definitions. You might wanna try getting to know Jesus, he is open to all and loves all. Thank you for calling me a Jesus Freak I consider that a compliment. I will not deny him so on Judgement day and we will ALL be judged He will no deny me in front of GOD he will not turn me away from his kingdom.

Pamela Alayon
Pamela Alayon

Jeri Henson Dies Wise up you still have time too!

Pamela Alayon
Pamela Alayon

Jeri Henson Dies MMM sounds like your upset I have something you don't. Jesus who sits blameless on the right hand of the father and he is glorious and full of light and love. When GOD wants me HE will call me up. Im sure you will be perfectly fine without me but who am I. I am nothing its Jesus you won't be fine without.

Roberta Cromlish
Roberta Cromlish

Jeri Henson Dies For you alt-socialsist(never say democrats), there is a country called Venezuela that has been waiting to show you how socialism works.

Marisa Albertario James
Marisa Albertario James

Don't even think about citing religion as a means to spout your Liberal BS! I am sure God is thrilled with the liberal stance on abortion....hypocrisy at its finest...I wish I could blame it on you being young and stupid

Carole Mellin
Carole Mellin

Roberta Cromlish Venezuela is not socialist. Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Holland, etc. ARE socialist.

Lynne Vickers
Lynne Vickers

Not gonna happen. Sorry your life has been such a disappointment to you. If you continue as you're talking I am afraid that you will have more disappointments. Please try this experiment. Pray and ask God to show himself to you if he is real. He is real. And he will show himself to you. Because he loves you.

Rocky Buldo
Rocky Buldo

I know well, accept and tried to love my neighbors. BUT If J C showed up with just Robe and sandels he'd be hung up again, seen as "The Other".

Ronald W. Mann
Ronald W. Mann

Jus keep on sucking up to Soros money and you will be just fine