When's the best time to propose to your longtime -- very longtime -- girlfriend?
Well, for one Democrat running for Congress, the time is just before a June 20 special election.
"So when are you going to marry her?" asked CNN's Alisyn Camerota.
During the special election in Georgia to replace Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), Democrat Jon Ossoff has raised huge sums of money from liberals who want to win an upset victory to prove they have momentum against the agenda of President Donald Trump.
But just before making the runoff election on April 22, Ossoff ran into a nasty bump: CNN asked him why dated his girlfriend for so long without a proposal.
Ossoff, 30, gave an interview with CNN's "New Day" in which he was asked about his residency. Ossoff doesn't live the Sixth District, but the law allows to run in ti so long as he is a Georgia resident.
Ossoff said he lives with his girlfriend "of 12 years," who attends Emory University's medical school, not too far from the district. Ossoff also said he grew up in the district, which includes Cobb County.
"So when are you going to marry her?" asked Alisyn Camerota.
The question clearly caught him by surprise. Ossoff had previously held off questions about how he cannot even vote for himself. Now he was being cast as a lazy boyfriend afraid to committ -- not exactly a friendly image to crucial female swing voters.
So almost a month later, as the Georgia runoff election approaches, Ossoff took action.
Ossoff proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Alisha Kramer, on Friday night. His campaign confirmed the big news to his supporters and, of course, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Ossoff will face Republican Karen Handel on June 20.
Kramer has been key cover for Ossoff, who has been saying he lives with her to "support her" as a third-year medical student. It's a convenient excuse to not live in the suburban Atlanta district, which has not elected a Democrat since 1976.
Ossoff proposing means he is likely feeling the political heat.
Handel has a leg up on Ossoff in the GOP-leaning district. Polls have shown the two in a dead heat, but Ossoff is struggling to do better than 48 percent.
The June 20 election is seen as a key test of Trump's popularity in his first few months. Democrats are hoping for a "Scott Brown" moment -- a moment like the shock Senate special election to replace U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.). Brown, a Republican, won in the early 2010 election, indicating a very bad year for Democrats.
After Price left to become Trump's secretary of Health and Human Services, Democrats smelled blood. The Georgia Sixth District is loyally Republican, but Trump only won it by 1.5 percent.
Ossoff used his millions of dollars -- raised through national Democrats, Hollywood and the like -- to get close to winning the primary outright. The Georgia special election started with a "jungle primary" -- Republicans, Democrats and everyone else runs in the same contest, and the top two finishers proceed to a runoff election.
If a candidate wins more than 50 percent of the vote, that candidate wins outright -- no runoff. Ossoff's April goal was 50 percent plus one, but he failed. On April 18, Ossoff won 48 percent of the vote.
Republican Handel, running against numerous Republicans received 19.8 percent.
Handel, now polling tied-with or above Ossoff, congratulated her opponent on his engagement.