GOP’s Karen Handel wins most expensive House race ever
Republican Karen Handel has won Georgia’s record-breaking special congressional election.
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Seen as an early proxy for whether Democrats can flip certain Republican-leaning districts in the President Donald Trump era, the election drew national attention and record cash from around the country.
Tuesday’s vote in Georgia’s 6th District for the seat vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price pit Handel, 55, the former Georgia secretary of state, against Democrat Jon Ossoff, a 30-year old former congressional aide.
The two campaigns and outside groups supporting and opposing the candidates shelled out at least $36 million as of May 31. The election easily set a record for spending in a House race, according to NBC News.
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