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Karen Handel Set For Pro-Life Candidacy

By   /  May 9, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet As Georgia media outlets were breaking the news that Jack Kingston was moving his “unofficial” candidacy for the US Senate into a formal and official campaign last week, Karen Handel was sending out an email reminding Georgia voters that she too is officially an unofficial candidate.  In the note, she said the following:

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Karen Handel Testing U.S. Senate Race Waters; A Perdue Testing Too

By   /  March 21, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet Former Georgia Secretary of State and 2010 gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel is now exploring entering the U.S. Senate race to replace Saxby Chambliss as an active possibility.  Handel has been mostly quiet since Chambliss’ surprise retirement announcement, while allowing conventional wisdom to linger that she would seek the 6th District Congressional Seat presumably to [...]

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Race To Replace Chambliss Creates First Vacancy In GA-10

By   /  February 12, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet With Senator Saxby Chambliss announcing his retirement, much of Georgia’s political landscape will undergo a seismic shift over the next two years.  While the surprise of the initial news has worn off, the aftershocks will continue to reverberate for months to come as candidates test the waters for various potential races.

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2014 Campaigns Starting To Shape Up

By   /  January 30, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet By the time you read this column it will be out of date.  The events that began with Saxby Chambliss’ announcement that he will not seek a third term in the US Senate has set off a cascade of events which will keep many of Georgia’s elected officials and those who would like to [...]

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Poll touts Purdue as frontrunner

By   /  January 28, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Written by Tom Knighton The ink is barely dry on the reports of Senator Saxby Chambliss and his decision to retire from the United States Senate.  However, politics never sleeps.  Discussions started almost instantly regarding who would take the senator from Moultrie’s place in Washington.

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It Wasn’t A Slow News Week For Chambliss

By   /  November 26, 2012  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

Tweet It was a great Thanksgiving week.  Most of us took the week off, or at least part of it. Washington was mostly empty of our politicians, so that they and even their staffers could evacuate the city and spend time back home with family.  It wasn’t supposed to be a heavy news week.  But [...]

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Planned Bullyhood: How Planned Parenthood Set Up The Komen Foundation For Political Gain

By   /  September 12, 2012  /  Charlie Harper  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel’s book, Planned Bullyhood, hit store shelves yesterday.  It is her account of the time spent as the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s Senior Vice President of Public Policy, and the organization’s attempt to distance itself from Planned Parenthood.

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Letter to Editor: Barnes, not Handel, ethically challenged

By   /  January 20, 2010  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet I found great reason for humor in the fact that State Democratic Party Chairwoman Jane Kidd attacked Karen Handel on ethics in these pages last week. Is this the same Jane Kidd whose favored candidate for governor, Roy Barnes, led the most corrupt Governor’s office in recent memory? A governor who took campaign contributions [...]

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Gold Dome: ‘Sex, lies,’ money

By   /  January 6, 2010  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet Staff reports Recently resigned Georgia secretary of state Karen Handel drew the line in the sand Tuesday, separating herself from male Republican gubernatorial candidates who she says are responsible for the “sex, lies and lobbyists” who run the Capitol. Quickly, though, some of her opponents and the state Democratic chairman fired back at Handel, [...]

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