Georgia gubernatorial election, Karen Handel for Congress.
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When asked about her position on minimum wage, Handel, a Republican, responded: I do not support a livable wage. She added that she instead wants "an economy that is robust with low taxes and regulation. Despite her follow-up, Handel's comments almost instantly went viral, and groups like the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee were quick to clip and widely share the moment. The Democratic Party's official Twitter account labeled her position "indefensible" and Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez said the comments prove "she has no business being in Congress.
Tim Kaine, the Democrats' vice presidential candidate, tweeted , "I stand for better skills, better jobs, better wages! Progressive groups, including MoveOn. Handel faced off against Democrat Jon Ossoff for the first time Tuesday night ahead of the June 20 Georgia special election.
According to an article by Elise Viebeck originally published by The Washington Post , during the primary, Handel "went out of her way not to mention Trump". On June 15, , Handel's home was the target of a "suspicious package" containing a "white powdery substance" and a threatening letter. Several of Handel's neighbors received similar suspicious packages in the mail. Handel stated, "it is frustrating that my neighbors have been affected in this way.
Steve and I know that running for public office often brings these kinds of challenges, but our neighbors did not sign up for this. The race received significant national attention after being highly touted as an early test of how the first few months of Donald Trump's presidency may have shifted the opinions or voter enthusiasm of suburban voters who live in swing districts. House election in history. On June 20, , Handel won the special election runoff and defeated Ossoff In the general election, Handel will also face Independent candidate Carlton Heston.
Handel was sworn into office on June 26, On June 22, , Handel, while presiding over the House of Representatives , cited House Rule XVII to compel California Representative Ted Lieu to cease playing audio previously published by ProPublica that allegedly recorded the voices of children separated from their parents under the Trump administration family separation policy.
In , Handel described herself as an "unwavering conservative fighter" rather than a "go along to get along" Republican. I would suggest that all of us would let the process play out, and let the facts take us where the facts take us. Do it fairly and justly and move it along. Handel has said that the federal government's role in combating climate change should be "limited so that state and local government lead the way.
Handel favors repealing the Affordable Care Act Obamacare. Handel supports laws that require Americans to show photo identification before voting. In a June debate, Handel stated that she opposed a minimum wage, saying "This is an example of a fundamental difference between a liberal and a conservative.
I do not support a livable wage. Handel has described the tax system as comprising "Onerous, punitive regulations, costly red tape, and a complex tax structure with rates that are too high are limiting business expansion and job growth. Handel voted in favor of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of Handel opposed the bipartisan Senate "Gang of Eight" bill , which would have provided a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.
We cannot, we should not reward that. No ability to vote. She supports building a wall along the US-Mexico border. Handel opposes abortion  and favors eliminating government funding for Planned Parenthood.
Komen for the Cure about the subject. Handel opposes same-sex marriage and same-sex civil unions. Handel is Roman Catholic. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Karen Handel Member of the U. House of Representatives from Georgia 's 6th district Incumbent. Georgia gubernatorial election, United States Senate election in Georgia, Georgia's 6th congressional district special election, The New York Times. Retrieved June 21, Retrieved January 26, Retrieved June 20, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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