Republican Karen Handel Wins Georgia House Election

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Karen Handel has won a nationally watched congressional election in Georgia and avoided a major upset after the most expensive House campaign in U.S. history.

Her victory over Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District comes after Republican special congressional election wins in Montana, Kansas and South Carolina.

Republicans are claiming momentum ahead of the 2018 midterms, but each race was much closer than expected for the four districts.

Those trends leave Democrats hopeful they can win a House majority next year. They need to flip 24 GOP seats.

The 55-year-old Handel is a former Georgia secretary of state who built her professional and political career after leaving an abusive home as a teenager. She succeeds Republican Tom Price, who resigned to join President Donald Trump’s administration.

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  1. She was outspent 7 to 1 and she still won. Pyjama boy received 9 times more cash from CA than he received from GA and he still had his arse handed to him, as did Dems.

    This really was a referendum on the Trump Agenda, but the hate filled Dems are so out of touch with reality, I am sure they will blame it on anything but themselves.

    Dems are irrelevant and finished for at least a decade. Good luck with your midterm elections 🙂

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