With the state GOP Primary runoff two weeks away, Congressman Jack Kingston is out on the campaign trail in full force. And on Wednesday, he said that ending Washington gridlock depends on Republicans regaining control of the U.S. Senate.
GOP primary for the seat Saxby Chambliss is vacating. Speaking Wednesday at a press conference, Handel said Republican voters can count on Kingston not to flip-flop. “We need someone who is going to be a consistent conservative, not someone who flails all over the place and flip-flops on what their viewpoints are,” said Handel. “We need a United States senator who believes in the American dream for everyone."
Former Secretary of State Karen Handel is a familiar name to many Georgians. She won that statewide race and gave Gov. Nathan Deal a close contest in 2010. Now she’s hoping to capitalize on the statewide name recognition and base of support in the crowded Republican primary for Georgia’s open U.S. Senate seat. Handel told GPB people want someone in Washington they trust who is a problem-solver.
Two sitting congressmen have the largest campaign accounts less than a year before the Republican U.S. Senate primary. But it's Rep. Jack Kingston who has set the pace for new fundraising in the first six months of the year.
Karen Handel, the former Susan G. Komen for the Cure executive at the center of last year's public clash with Planned Parenthood, says she'll be running for an open U.S. Senate seat in Georgia. Handel's announcement Friday shakes up an already crowded contest among Republicans vying for the seat held by retiring U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss.
An executive with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer charity has resigned after a dispute over funding for Planned Parenthood. The resignation came in a letter obtained by The Associated Press. Karen Handel announced her resignation as vice president for public policy in a letter to Komen officials Tuesday. Handel said in her letter that she had supported cutting off funding for Planned Parenthood.
Former US Congressman Nathan Deal will be Georgia’s Republican candidate for governor in the November elections. Georgia’s former Secretary of State Karen Handel brought former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin to Atlanta to drive voters to the polls, but it wasn't enough. The race was so close, no winner could be declared Tuesday night. But Wednesday morning, results show Nathan Deal is a couple of thousand votes ahead, so Handel conceded the race.