Politics

Republican Karen Handel Makes Bid To Flip Back Georgia’s 6th District

Republican Karen Handel lost in November to Democrat Lucy McBath by 1 percent of the vote in Georgia's 6th District. The suburban Atlanta seat had long been considered safe for Republicans.
Republican Karen Handel lost in November to Democrat Lucy McBath by 1 percent of the vote in Georgia's 6th District. The suburban Atlanta seat had long been considered safe for Republicans.
Credit David Goldman / Associated Press file

Georgia’s 6th U.S. House District flipped last November, with Republican incumbent Karen Handel narrowly losing to Democrat Lucy McBath, a political newcomer.

Now, Handel says she’s ready to flip the former Republican stronghold district back.

“Join me today,” Handel asks in a feel-good campaign commercial posted to YouTube. “Together, we will take back the 6th,” she concludes.

On her website, Handel tells visitors taking back the 6th “…won’t be easy.”

Handel previously spent a term as Georgia secretary of state.

In the last U.S. House election, McBath beat her in a tight race.

That’s different than in 2017, when a special election, dubbed the most expensive House race ever, saw Handel defeat Democrat John Ossoff.

The Georgia Secretary of State’s office says no candidate has officially filed to run in the 2020 federal election.