Handel releases first runoff ad, reminding voters that she actually lives in CD-6

On Tuesday, Karen Handel released her first television ad since the beginning of the runoff election. In the spot, she gently reminds voters of the deep ties she has within the Sixth Congressional District. 

“The people of the 6th District are not just constituents to me, they are my friends. I have lived in this community and worked alongside them for nearly 25 years and if I have the honor of representing them, I will fight every day for their interests in Congress,” Handel said. “I have the experience and background to be able to hit the ground running on day one to ensure Georgia families have a strong voice in Washington D.C.”

Handel's ad drops amid growing attention to the fact that her Democrat opponent, Jon Ossoff, doesn't even live in the district. 

In March, a campaign spokesperson told 11Alive that Ossoff lives “about 10 minutes south” of Congressional District 6, but argues that  he grew up in the district and moved away to be near his long-time girlfriend (now fiancee). Though he consistently defends not being able to vote for himself, the matter remains a persistent issue in the race.