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February 11, 2016

Karen Handel Senate Run Likely in Georgia

Handel is likely to run for Senate. (Photo By Bill Clark/Roll Call)

Georgia Republicans expect Secretary of State Karen Handel to jump into the open-seat Senate race now that Rep. Tom Price announced he won’t run.

“I think it’s virtually guaranteed that Karen Handel is going to be announcing in the near future,” Georgia-based GOP consultant Joel McElhannon said.

A spokesman for Handel said it was unlikely she would announce her intentions at or before the state Republican convention on the weekend of May 18. In a statement released after Price’s announcement, Handel remained coy about her intentions.

“I am honored that so many people from across Georgia continue to urge me to run for US Senate, and I will let everyone know my decision in the very near future,” Handel said.

Price and Handel are political allies. In fact, his Friday announcement came exactly three years after Price switched his gubernatorial endorsement in 2010 from Nathan Deal to Handel. Price was the lone member of the delegation to back Handel over Deal, who went on to win the general election.

If she runs, Handel would join a GOP primary field already packed with members of Congress: Reps. Paul Broun, Phil Gingrey and Jack Kingston.

There are also two potential candidates with the ability to self-fund taking a close look at the race: David Perdue, the cousin of former Gov. Sonny Perdue and the former CEO of Dollar General, and Kelly Loeffler, co-owner of Atlanta’s WNBA team.

  • davidfarrar

    Help give all Georgians a louder voice among Washington’s insider groups and special interests by limiting primary donations to strictly inside the state — no outside PAC funding or endorsements during the primary season.

    The Tea Party Exploratory Committee of Georgia has been created to help Tea Party candidates establish their Tea Party credentials throughout the state for the 2014 elections.

    Item: Congressional candidates must agree to accept no outside PAC funds, or political endorsements, during their primary campaigns.

    Georgia’s congressional representation belongs to the good people of Georgia. It should not be sold off to Washington bigwigs to the highest bidder long before the first Georgian walks into a voting booth this time around.

    ex animo

  • 3rd-World-Invasion

    more insider/outsider nonsense. this is not an ideological battle of left vs right, GOP vs Dems, Socialism vs liberty. This is war against White people.

    Why do hostile globalist elite defend Israel as a Jewish ethnostate with Jewish only immigration, but ravage White majority Europe/North America into a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural Gulag with dystopian non-White colonization?

    East Asia is 99% yellow. Africa is 90% Black. West Asia is 99% Brown. But 3rd world colonizers, Muslims, Sikhs, Hispanics, are aggressively advancing their agenda by annihilating gullible Whites, just as China annihilates Tibet.

    How long will gullible Whites cuckold for murderous anti-White elite, who confiscate our guns, infiltrate/subvert our banks & spy agencies, indoctrinate White kids in academia/mass media, plunder White jobs/wages, & butcher White soldiers in bankrupting wars?

    All countries are countries of immigrants, since all humans came from Africa. Yellow & Brown races committed 10-times more genocide, slavery, imperialism than Whites. Since Old-Testament, Whites have been victims of Jewish/Crypto-Jewish, Turkic, Muslim, N.African imperialism, slavery, genocide.

    Gullible Whites should reject subversive anti-White ideologies – libertarianism, feminism, liberalism, & reject hostile slanders of racism. Love to all humanity, but White people must organize to advance their interests, their fertility, their homelands. Spread this message. Reading list: , , ,

  • davidfarrar

    You are sick. Get help immediately.


  • James Adams

    sir you have articulated what millions of whites are to beaten down to say.i totally agree with each and every point.

  • James Adams

    aww is big fat farrar upset when whites actually wake up and dare to fight back.well get used to it more rolling over while our kids are brainwashed and ruined and our culture wiped are the sick one.

  • James Adams

    also just because someone cals their group “tea party”doesnt mean they are conservative.the rinos like rove or dick armey(both re for massive immigration as well as amnesty,armey is hispanic)arent stupid,they know how to use their money and advantages to piggyback or mimic true patriot movements.

  • 3rd-World-Invasion

    I have been posting this message on news sites for several weeks. i am taking a break due to family matters. You can spread this post further. have lots of white babies, accumulate wealth, power, and keep the faith in white revival. god bless

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