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Ga.’s congressional Republicans circle the wagons around Karen Handel

8:31 am Apr. 21, 2017

WASHINGTON — Georgia’s House Republicans are looking to project a united front in order to keep the 6th District seat of their onetime colleague, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, in GOP hands.

All nine Georgia GOP congressmen say they’re supporting former Secretary of State Karen Handel in the lead-up to the June 20 runoff against Democrat Jon Ossoff.

In a joint statement, the group said Handel has a “track record of serving

Amid red-state success, the Georgia GOP struggles with its checkbook

7:30 pm Mar. 15, 2017

In 2015, as Republicans gathered to decide whether to re-elect state party chairman John Padgett, the Georgia GOP’s treasurer of 20 years announced he was quitting his post – and that he would support Padgett’s challenger.

In a note addressed to delegates, Bob Mayzes spoke of favored consultants who had been overcompensated, and “legal fees paid by (Georgia GOP) to address a legal matter unique to the Padgett administration.”

DeKalb County attorney