Trump, GOP pulling behind Karen Handel ahead of a runoff
It was a long night for Republicans, but ultimately the GOP avoided an outright win by Jon Ossoff on Tuesday night. Now, the party is working to rally behind runner-up Karen Handel ahead of a June 20 election.
By the time a runoff was declared, Ossoff had won 48 percent of the vote, while Handel won 20 percent. Bob Gray came in third with 11 percent, while Judson Hill and Dan Moody each pulled 9 percent.
"Voters in Georgia's Sixth Congressional District had a number of qualified, conservative candidates vying to replace Dr. Tom Price in Congress," said GAGOP chair John Padgett. "As a Party, we are proud of these men and women for offering themselves up for public service. They fought hard to share their message and engage with local voters. Now, we must fight together to stop out-of-town, out-of-touch Jon Ossoff and elect Karen Handel to the U.S. House of Representatives."
Meanwhile, the President seems more than ready to put his full support behind Handel. Should she win, she'll become Georgia's first Republican congresswoman.