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Published On: Wed, Jun 21st, 2017

Georgia: Republican Karen Handel defeats Jon Ossoff in special election, rebukes leftist agenda

Republican Karen Handel on Tuesday night defeated Democratic rival Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s special-election congressional race, securing another House seat for the GOP and denying Democrats a chance to rebuke President Trump.

Rumored to be a close race by the mainstream press. Handel, a former Georgia secretary of state, led Ossoff 53 percent to 47 percent, 127,021 votes to 114,390, with 99% reporting, according the NBC.

“This race was going to require all hands on deck, and that’s what we had,” Handel said at her victory party. “Tonight’s victory is for you. It’s for every citizen in the 6th (Congressional) District.”

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Handel supporters chanted “Trump, Trump, Trump” at her victory party. And the president tweeted his own message of congratulations.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., also congratulated Handel, saying, “Karen is all business. I’ve campaigned with her, and I know how eager she is to get to work. I’m excited to have her as a partner in the House.”

Ossoff stuck to the leftist talking points and scare tactics: “As darkness has crept across this planet, (you) have provided a beacon of hope for people here in Georgia and people around the world,” Ossoff told his supporters. “We showed the world that in places where no one thought it was even possible to fight, we could fight.”

The race smashed fundraising records for a House contest, with both campaigns and outside groups combining to spend a record $50 million. Democrats have lost ALL four of the election after the 2016 campaign and should see more in 2018 if things don’t change.

“Race better be a wake up call for Democrats — business as usual isn’t working,” tweeted Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA). “Time to stop rehashing 2016 and talk about the future.”

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    […] FAKE NEWS OR ATLEAST BIAS: Photo below is of the CNN reporters covering the GOP win in the Georgia special election. […]

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    […] One prime example circulating is this photo from Tuesday night as CNN announced the winner of the Georgia special election: Republican Karen Handel. […]

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