Posted: 4:41 pm Monday, April 28th, 2014

‘Do your job,’ Jan Brewer tells Karen Handel followers 

By Jim Galloway

 

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer makes a campaign appearance Monday to show her support for U.S. Senate hopeful Karen Handel at Sixes Tavern in Canton. Curtis Compton, ccompton@ajc.com

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer makes a campaign appearance Monday to show her support for U.S. Senate hopeful Karen Handel at Sixes Tavern in Canton. Curtis Compton, ccompton@ajc.com

Immigration was a hot topic, we’re told, but vetoes of religious liberty and gun bills were not. Our AJC colleague Aaron Gould Sheinin filed this report from Cherokee County this afternoon:

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer urged Georgia Republicans to “do your job” and vote now for Karen Handel in the GOP primary for U.S. Senate.

About 50 supporters packed a back room at The Sixes Tavern in Canton to hear Handel and Brewer on the first day of early voting in the May 20 primary.

“I’m a busy person,” Brewer said with a smile. “I did not hesitate for a minute to come out here. You need to do your job.”
The crowd roared in agreement.

Handel’s remarks were part bulldog, part puppy dog. She skewered front-runner David Perdue — without mentioning him by name.

“Even though some in this race might not think so, we know we’re smart enough,” Handel said. It was an obvious reference to Perdue’s remark earlier this month about Handel’s lack of a college diploma.

Perdue’s name wasn’t the only one not to pass Handel or Brewer’s lips. Another name appeared missing as well: that of President Barack Obama. While both women made oblique reference to what they see as an administration lacking in integrity, grit and smarts, neither mentioned Obama — or Obamacare — by name.

Also of note: Before the event began, restaurant staff ushered a young man with a hand held video camera from the private area of the restaurant. The man appeared to be a “tracker” for another campaign or organization. Sen. Josh McKoon, R-Columbus, a major Handel supporter who was on hand Monday, said the tracker works for a Democrat super PAC and has been following Handel for months.

49 comments
Bill OrvisWhite
Bill OrvisWhite

I love the honorable Governor Brewer, but she's dead wrong on immigration. I take the heat on this issue all the time, but no one has ever worked for me harder than my friends from Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Colombia and Peru. They're hard working men who love their families and are always on the right side of the issues with me. I even picked up a little Spanish along the way. Sorry, but Karen's just not qualified to be in the U.S. Senate. However there is a great candidate in U.S. Rep. Paul Broun. Amen, Bill 

petel
petel

Handel is a terrible candidate and would be an embarrassment to the state of GA if elected. However, she would be a better choice than Gingrey or Broun.

juliainatlanta
juliainatlanta

A gathering of hose bags...pity Screech Palin couldn't join them.

AuntieChrist
AuntieChrist

"Before the event began, restaurant staff ushered a young man with a hand held video camera from the private area of the restaurant.......the tracker works for a Democrat super PAC and has been following Handel for months."

Imagine the relief this guy must have felt upon being told he wouldn't have to listen to these two harpies' caterwauling.  I hope he is paid well. No amount of money could get me to listen to karen handel everyday for months. I bet he's thankful for Obamacare. It will cover the therapy for the PTSD he is sure to suffer in the months and years ahead.

TrueBlueDem
TrueBlueDem

A couple of withered old hags have a news conference...big deal.

btn
btn

At this point Handel is close to having more endorsements than supporters.  

honested
honested

Or the picture might say 'two fading politicians who fail to realize their time has past'.

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

New poll:

David Perdue and Jack Kingston may be headed to a Republican runoff race for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat, a new SurveyUSA poll says.

The poll of 2,300 Georgians statewide was conducted April 24-27 for WXIA in Atlanta.

The poll shows Perdue, with support from 26 percent of likely voters and Kingston with 20 percent.

In other races, SurveyUSA shows Gov. Nathan Deal likely to beat to challengers without a runoff. The poll shows Deal with 64 percent of the Republican primary vote, David Pennington 11 percent and John Barge 10 percent.

The poll predicts Deal would beat Democratic challenger Jason Carter, 41 to 34 percent, in November. Libertarian Andrew Hunt would take 9 percent of the vote.

Also: There is no clear leader in the Republican Primary for School Superintendent. The top 5 candidates have between 7 and 10 percent and SurveyUSA says a runoff is certain.

In the Democratic primary for State School Superintendent, Alisha Thomas Morgan leads the field with 19 percent, followed by alarie Wilson at 16 percent, Dennis Freeman 13 percent, Tarnisha Dent 10 percent. SurveyUSA says a runoff is certain.

CuriousPrime
CuriousPrime

Am I the only one that has noticed that the high profile national figures like Brewer and Palin supporting Karen Handel meet at such iddy-biddy locations?

td1234
td1234

Met Karen Handel a couple months ago and she seems like a very nice lady that would be great on a county commission or a BOE but I could never vote for her as a US Senator to represent the state of Georgia because she not only does not have a college degree but she only has a GED. For a person that has no children and married to a rich person there is no excuse for her not to better her education. 

NWGAL
NWGAL

In a few months, the young man ushered around could carry a gun openly rather than a video camera. That should make the Republicans all warm and fuzzy about the Second Amendment.

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

Michelle Malkin had a column last week about NBC Meet the Press Dick Gregory and why that TV show has gone from first to worst.  I found this quote apropos for this blog as well:
"As I’ve noted many times over 20-plus years in this business, the problem isn’t bias. It’s the pretense of non-bias. Gregory and his peers suffer from cognitive dissonant hack syndrome, a common affliction among incurable left-wing journalists who sanctimoniously pay lip service every day to neutrality and objectivity, while brazenly using their platforms to promote partisan political narratives."


Just to be clear - I have similar issues with O'Reilly on Fox.  Wingfield, Bookman, Limbaugh, Hannity, Coulter and others at least make no bones about their political bias. 

honested
honested

What a fine picture of two losers.

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

The AJC loves to pump up the unemployed female candidate fired from her last job and only holding a high school diploma.  Not likely to work since she will probably miss a runoff.

Charlie Cook will then be moving back to picking a Republican to win the open Senate seat - just like all the other political pundits who are intentionally unnoticed here.

honested
honested

@The_Centrist  

As long as alisha thomas-morgan loses, no surprises.

November will be a different story.


But hey, whatever salve you need to calm yourself.

Bernie31
Bernie31

@CuriousPrime - The iddy-biddy locations are chosen to make the room Look Full for the cameras in the room. Besides being filled with Little old Biddies, The room smells of heavily flowered perfumed aroma with a side of linament for all of the aching Bones in attendence. 

Like Karen, this crowd is past their Prime.

AuntieChrist
AuntieChrist

@LHardingDawg   My apologies. It appears I have given you the impression that I value your opinion more than I do a rolling t*rd in a punch bowl.

AuntieChrist
AuntieChrist

@DannyX @The_Centrist  Which is why he never provides a link when he posts his 'facts.' He doesn't want anyone to discover what an inveterate liar he is.

td1234
td1234

@DannyX @The_Centrist  And Deal will win by 7 to 10 points just like he did 4 years ago with Barnes who had better name recognition and more money. 

Andy123
Andy123

@Bernie31 @CuriousPrime

Bernie is still angry that not a single Democrat will be elected to state office this year which will continue to slow down the handouts to SW Atlanta where he stay.  Keep praying to that imaginary friend of your's in the cloud about it though.


uh..huh

NWGAL
NWGAL

What, mere owners are allowed to violate our Constitutional right to bear arms? I thought the right was beyond restriction.

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

What makes you think Perdue is fading?  Handel is short of funds and we are in the prime campaign mode for the next 3 weeks. 
Free AJC boosting of Handel will have little affect on Republican voters.

Andy123
Andy123

@Bernie31 @Andy123

Keep on praying Bernie.  God knows decades of praying to the white man in the clouds has advanced the black community so much.


uh..huh

lvg
lvg

@NWGAL  

When is your next militia training session?

NWGAL
NWGAL

I've read the Constitution! My right to bear arms is not to be violated!

PoliticalOutsider
PoliticalOutsider

Retired soldier

Those aren't tea leaves you're reading. Sounds like cannabis leaves you're reading, or smoking. Broun? Pass the bong!

DannyX
DannyX

@The_Centrist, Oh I forgot to mention, you said Handle had no chance of winning the Republican nomination, her campaign was dead, over, Jim should stop wasting his time covering her.  Then a poll came out that had her in contention, you sure back tracked in a hurry!

DannyX
DannyX

@The_Centrist, predictions aren't your strong suit, remember the  2012 elections?  Remember when you said the government shut down would never happen?  The list goes on and on.  You best stick to whining. 

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

@Retired-Soldier - I have to admit I am for the moderates and my prediction might be biased, but polling and campaign cash back me up.

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

@Retired-Soldier - I suspect your tea leaves are similar to td's wishful thinking about Barge.  I think it will be Perdue and Kingston - but not very confident in that prediction yet.