Politics

A Closer Look At Handel’s Victory In The 6th District

Karen Handel defeated Jon Ossoff in the 6th District race Tuesday night.
Karen Handel defeated Jon Ossoff in the 6th District race Tuesday night.
Credit Ian Palmer / WABE

Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in the June 20 runoff election to succeed Tom Price as the member of Congress from Georgia’s 6th District.  Handel’s margin of victory surprised many political observers and pollsters, who had predicted a neck-and-neck race.

For a look at the factors that contributed to the result, WABE’s Denis O’Hayer spoke with Professor Kerwin Swint on Morning Edition.  Swint chairs the political science department at Kennesaw State University.

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