Trump tells Handel 'you'd better win,' asks GOP candidates to stop crowding elections
During an Atlanta visit on Friday, Trump made his expectations clear for Karen Handel's congressional campaign.
“You’d better win,” Trump said to Handel, according to a report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The President had hosted a closed-door fundraiser for the Republican candidate ahead of the June 20th runoff for Tom Price's seat. The event, which took place in conjunction with the National Rifle Association's leadership convention, was said to have raised $750,000 for
During his speech, Trump congratulated Handel on her "incredible fight" in the Sixth District.
“She’s totally for NRA, and she's totally for the Second Amendment, so get out vote,” Trump said. “You know she’s running against someone who is going to raise your taxes to the sky, destroy your healthcare, and he's for open borders. Lots of crime. And he's not even able to vote in the district that he's running in.”
He also warned Republicans to steer away from running too many candidates in future elections.
"On primaries, let's not have 11 Republicans running for the same position again," Trump said. "It's too nerve-shattering."