Donald Trump Gives Karen Handel A Last-Minute Plug In Georgia Runoff

Donald Trump Gives Karen Handel A Last-Minute Plug In Georgia Runoff

I used to live in D.C. and I know what it’s like to have zero representation in Congress.Democrat Jon Ossoff and Ms Handel are running for a House seat vacated by United States health secretary Tom Price.The race between Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff is seen as a significant political test for the new Trump Administration. “We can bring it home tomorrow”, Handel said.Business owners Brian Sleeth and Dave McCleary are equally appalled, but for reasons that leave them backing Handel.Is this a case of “hidden” support for Trump that the pollsters have failed to catch?Karen Handel is getting more backup from national Republicans in the final hours of Georgia’s tight 6th Congressional race.For McCleary, 58, it’s less about Trump.Democrat Jon Ossoff has also hired security, his campaign announced, after receiving threats.”He’s a phony. I think he’s been coached up”, said McCleary, arguing Handel would cast reliably conservative votes.The seat has been in Republican hands since 1979, when former Speaker Newt Gingrich started a two-decade run. From my time serving the district, to Johnny Isakson, and Dr. Tom Price, who both succeeded me, this seat has been held by those committed to upholding and preserving those values – a legacy Karen Handel will surely continue.Ossoff raised more than $23.6 million through May 31, according to campaign finance filings. And she jabbed at her opponent’s massive fundraising haul. In the end, the stories we tell about what happens in the 6th will be more important than what the prognosticators can glean from the data.But then on May 22, Republican Charles Djou enjoyed an upset victory in Hawaii’s First District, and Republicans went on to win the three other special House elections in the cycle (two of which were held on Election Day 2010). Both campaigns have condemned the ad, calling it “disgraceful” and “disturbing and disgusting”. He’s also taken aim at Handel as a “career politician” and an executive for the Susan G. Komen Foundation when the organization threatened to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood, a health care and abortion provider. Georgia has some great seats behind the enormous California delegation.Now, Handel falsely claims Democrats pumped $30 million into the Georgia race.The Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC aligned with House GOP leaders, has put $7 million into the race and the NRCC has invested $6.7 million. The Washington Post reported that the powder was only baking soda and both candidates now are traveling with bodyguards.This tragedy and the attempt to place the blame on right-wing rhetoric has actually served to motivate frustrated Republicans who were considering sitting the election out or voting for Ossoff.

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