Gov. Deal, Sen. Perdue vow full support for Karen Handel

Following a contentious "jungle primary" election in the race to replace Tom Price, Georgia's top political leaders are coming together to ensure that Karen Handel has the support and resources she needs to keep the Sixth District red. 

Governor Deal quickly made it clear that he would back Handel, a one-time rival in the 2010 governor's race. 

“I'm supporting Karen Handel because she is a strong conservative who will represent the best interests of those in the 6th Congressional District,” said Governor Deal. “She will be a steadfast and unwavering champion for Georgia's priorities in Washington. Republicans will need all hands on deck to defeat Jon Ossoff on June 20th and I look forward to being a part of the effort.” 

Senator David Perdue, who endorsed former State Senator Dan Moody prior to the election, now says that it's "time for Republicans to come together."

"Republicans are at our best when we are united. In Georgia's 6th District, our work is not over," Senator Perdue said. "We now have nine weeks for an all-hands on deck effort to reveal the true choice in this race. National liberal groups are spending millions to mislead the people of the 6th District. We all know Jon Ossoff will not be a moderate if he gets to Congress."

Handel and Ossoff will face off in a runoff election on June 20.