Karen Handel

American politician Karen Handel

Karen C. Handel is an American politician, author, and former senior vice president for public policy at Susan G. Komen for the Cure. She served as Secretary of State of Georgia from 2007 until January 2010, when she resigned to run, unsuccessfully, for the Republican Party nomination for Governor of Georgia. In 2011, Handel was appointed senior vice president of public policy at Susan G.
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Lucy McBath, Gun Control Activist, Wins Congressional Primary in Georgia
NYTimes - 3 months
Ms. McBath became an activist after her son was fatally shot during a dispute over the volume of his music. She’ll face Karen Handel, the incumbent.
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Gun Reform Advocate Lucy McBath Wins Democratic Nod For Georgia House Seat
Huffington Post - 3 months
McBath, whose son was shot dead in 2012, will face GOP Rep. Karen Handel in November.
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Why Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game Is Americana
The Huffington Post - over 1 year
The death of America’s All-Star Game has been protected, even promoted by nay-sayers who say the times have passed it by. Yet the fundamental nature of the game is one that’s as enduring as the American spirit itself, which is why we’ll continue to celebrate it long after its critics depart from the scene. “Dad, look! It’s a poster for Ender Inciarte!” My nine-year-old bounds over to a sign, cleverly designed to look like one of the many Karen Handel-Jon Ossoff yard signs that dotted the North Atlanta landscape. The sign begs fans to cast their ballots for the Atlanta Braves centerfielder, a little known player who has become a fan favorite for his stellar play, robbing opponents of hits (he currently leads the league in put outs), and he led the league in assists last year, gunning down baserunners (leading the league in double-plays from the outfield). In fact, he won a Gold Glove Award from Rawlings for his efforts. More...
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Ted Cruz Just Got Owned By Alyssa Milano
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Ted Cruz (R-Texas) needs to have more chill. On Thursday, the senator inexplicably responded to a tweet about hugging from actress Alyssa Milano on Wednesday night. Milano’s initial tweet called for a “group hug” and appears to have been her response to the news that Republican Karen Handel would win the special Congressional election in the Georgia 6th Congressional District instead of her opponent, Democrat Jon Ossoff. Milano had been live-tweeting updates the entire election night. ~GROUPHUG~ get in. — Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) June 21, 2017 The call for a mass hug was strangely responded to by Cruz ... far too many hours later. And with a WINK-FACE EMOJI. We all need a hug! https://t.co/I9vZChpRTw — Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) June 22, 2017 NO, TED CRUZ, NO. You don’t even follow Alyssa Milano on Twitter! Why are you doing this? YOU LOVE KAREN HANDEL. YOU DON’T NEED A HUG.  Twitter was just as confused, and collect...
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Congratulations To Palestinian Authority President Jared Kushner
The Huffington Post - over 1 year
Like what you read below? Sign up for HUFFPOST HILL and get a cheeky dose of political news every evening! House Republicans might release a budget next week with sharp spending cuts to aid programs, though states will be given flexibility to provide hobos and tramps with train rides out of town. In the wake of the Karen Handel’s win in the Georgia special election, Republicans and Democrats have found common ground by concluding the outcome proves all their previously held beliefs on everything. And Jared Kushner has popped over to Israel to solve that whole peace problem by repeatedly yelling, “Do you know who my father is??” at Palestinian officials. This is HUFFPOST HILL for Wednesday, June 21st, 2017: More...
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Reminder: A Win For A Woman Doesn't Always Mean A Win For Women
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Having more women in Congress is great, but Karen Handel isn't pro-women.
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Georgia Republican Handel hangs on to win congressional race
Reuters.com - over 1 year
Georgia Republican Karen Handel won the most expensive congressional race in history on Tuesday, avoiding a Democratic upset in a race that was widely seen as a referendum on President Donald Trump. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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The Daily 202: Democrats despondent, Trump emboldened after GOP victory in Georgia special election - Washington Post
Google News - over 1 year
Washington Post The Daily 202: Democrats despondent, Trump emboldened after GOP victory in Georgia special election Washington Post With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve. THE BIG IDEA: With all the ballots counted, Republican Karen Handel won the most expensive House race in U.S. history by 3.8 percentage points. That's a larger margin of victory than the 1.5 points that Donald ... Karen Handel Wins Georgia Special Election, Fending Off Upstart DemocratNew York Times Trump spikes the ball after Georgia election winPolitico Democrats' Georgia Gut PunchThe Atlantic ABC News -The Hill -Los Angeles Times -Chicago Tribune all 1,828 news articles »
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Karen Handel
  • 2014
    Age 52
    Handel was also a candidate for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in 2014 but lost in the May 20, 2014 Republican primary, coming in third.
    Handel was endorsed by former Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin in March 2014.
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  • 2013
    Age 51
    On May 17, 2013, Handel announced that she would be a candidate for the United States Senate.
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  • 2012
    Age 50
    On September 11, 2012, Simon & Schuster released Handel's book, Planned Bullyhood, about the Komen-Planned Parenthood dispute.
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    On February 7, 2012, Handel resigned from Komen.
    On February 5, 2012 The Huffington Post reported that "emails between Komen leadership... confirm Handel's sole 'authority' in crafting and implementing the Planned Parenthood policy...
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  • 2011
    Age 49
    In April 2011, Handel was hired as senior vice president of public policy at breast cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure ("Komen").
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    In 2011, Handel was appointed senior vice president of public policy at Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a leading charity in the cause of fighting breast cancer, and resigned on February 7, 2012, following the foundation's controversial decisions to end, and then restore, funding for Planned Parenthood.
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  • 2010
    Age 48
    The Georgia Newspaper Partnership commissioned a poll which was published on August 7, 2010, which indicated that Handel led Nathan Deal 47% to 42% in the primary runoff campaign.
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  • 2009
    Age 47
    She announced in December 2009 that she would resign as secretary of state in order to focus on the gubernatorial race full-time.
  • 2008
    Age 46
    Handel received the endorsement of former Republican 2008 Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
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    Handel also implemented verification of citizenship when registering to vote as required by the Help America Vote Act (HAVA). She defended that implementation in the fall of 2008 in the face of lawsuits from the ACLU and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education fund (MALDEF).
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  • 2007
    Age 45
    She served as Secretary of State of Georgia from 2007 until January 2010, when she resigned to run, unsuccessfully, for the Republican Party nomination for Governor of Georgia.
  • 2006
    Age 44
    Handel was elected Secretary of State of Georgia on November 7, 2006 with over 54 percent of the vote, making her the first elected Republican secretary of state in Georgia's history and the second woman elected secretary of state.
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  • 2003
    Age 41
    In 2003, Handel was elected chairman of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners in a special election to replace Mike Kenn, receiving 58% of the popular vote.
  • 2002
    Age 40
    She had run for commissioner unsuccessfully in 2002.
    In 2002, Handel was named deputy chief of staff by Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, where she served as a policy advisor and supervised constituent services, the Governor's Mansion, and general administration services.
  • 1980
    Age 18
    Handel was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. After graduating in May 1980 from Frederick Douglass High School in Upper Marlboro, Handel attended both Prince George's Community College and The University of Maryland, but did not complete any degree.
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  • 1962
    Age 0
    Born on April 18, 1962.
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