Republican Handel wins Georgia congressional election, thanks Trump


Republican Handel wins Georgia congressional election, thanks Trump

Republican Karen Handel won a nationally watched congressional election Tuesday in Georgia, and she thanked President Donald Trump after she avoided an upset that would have rocked Washington ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
Returns showed Handel, a former Georgia secretary of state, winning about 52 per cent of the vote over Democrat Jon Ossoff, who won nearly 48 per cent in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District.
“A special thanks to the president of the United States of America,” she said late Tuesday night as her supporters chanted, “Trump! Trump! Trump!”
It was Handel’s most public embrace of the man whose tenuous standing in …

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