Handel Cracks Georgia GOP ‘glass Ceiling’
Handel cracks Georgia GOP ‘glass ceiling’
WASHINGTON —It might not have seemed that way, but the scene at a stuffed Roswell restaurant on the eve of last week’s runoff was a quietly remarkable one.
It was the night before the 6th Congressional District vote, and Gov. Nathan Deal was campaigning for a former opponent his staff once described as a spout of “unhinged blather.” Sprinkled in the crowd of hundreds of energetic Karen Handel supporters were other onetime rivals and critics who once fought to derail her political career.
The spectacle of GOP figures rallying around Handel was at once expected and extraordinary. She was …