Georgia special election: What you need to know about Karen trading

Business woman Karen Handel was the first elected Republican as Georgia’s secretary of state, and now she hopes to hold you, the state’s 6th congressional district in red.

Handel, fighting the Democrat Jon Ossoff in the Georgian special house election on may 20. To take June, you on the seat vacated when Tom Price was to the Health and Human services Secretary.

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Handel, 55, is fighting to keep a tight race against Ossoff, in order, Georgia, 6. District in the hands of the GOP. The seat was held by the Republicans since Newt Gingrich, he won in 1978, but many surveys show, Ossoff with a narrow lead.

Trade runs like a anti-abortion candidate who wants to repeal and replace Obamacare and strengthen the borders of the country, according to their campaign website.

The particular choice is, we see in part a testament of President Donald Trump’s influence. Trump Handel’s opponent has been attacked often on Twitter. He also attended a fundraiser at Handel’s name in April.

“You’d better win,” Trump allegedly said at a closed event in the last month.


But Trump is especially campaigns, is missing from Handel’s website, the list of entries, a bevy of Republican legislators.

Speaker Of The House Of Representatives Paul Ryan, R-Wis., also, a Handel earlier in may.

Handel beat the other 10 GOP hopefuls, competed for the party nomination in the by-election and beat them in fundraising, as well as, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the congressional race between Handel and Ossoff already the most expensive U.S. house race in the history of the nation, with Democrats outspending Republicans.

Political Career

Aside from their three-year term as Georgia Secretary of state, Handel’s success launched unprecedented campaigns for the U.S. Senate in 2014, and Georgia Governor in 2010.


She took over the chairmanship of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners for three years, starting in 2003. As the chair, the Handel of the Board of Directors of the 100 million Dollar deficit turned into a balanced budget, your campaign website.

Komen Controversy

Trade also served a leading role in the research of breast cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure at the beginning of January 2011.

Handel, vice president for public policy for the organization was when it decided to strip funding for Planned Parenthood, a move the Handel told the Washington Post in 2012, you supported.

But just a few days after the announcement of his separation from planned Parenthood ” in February 2012, Komen announced that it would be a reversal of the decision of the organization was “desperate on the assumption that the changes to our financial criteria were done for political reasons or to specifically penalize planned Parenthood.”


Handel resigned in the midst of controversy, and has reportedly refused a settlement.

HuffPost reported at the time that Handel was a driving force behind the nonprofit’s decision to strip funding from planned Parenthood. Handel has denied that the “only authority” of the decision.

Handel’s campaign website expressly States that it was “a strong supporter of women’s health for their entire adult.”

“The Susan G. Komen Board of Directors, Karen Handel, made the decision for the introduction of new grant criteria planned Parenthood affected,” it says.

Personal Life

Handel lived in Georgia 6. The district with her husband, Steve, for almost 25 years, according to its campaign website. She grew up near Washington, DC in a Maryland suburb.

She attended both Prince George’s Community College and the University College at the University of Maryland.

She is reported to be a fan of the Indianapolis Colts, the New York Times.

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