Trump to hold fundraiser for Handel on Friday in Atlanta

President Donald Trump will hold a fundraiser for Republican Karen Handel’s campaign for Congress during his visit to Atlanta on Friday, as the White House wades deeper into the nationally-watched special election.

The fundraiser is scheduled for an Atlanta site after Trump’s keynote speech at a National Rifle Association convention at the Georgia World Congress Center, and it’s likely to bring a tide of cash for Handel’s campaign. A ticket starts at $2,700 and a host sponsorship will cost $25,000.

The invitation started making the rounds among GOP donors in Georgia on Tuesday evening. The Handel campaign confirmed the invitation but declined further comment.

 


 

Democrat Jon Ossoff nearly won last week’s special election to represent Georgia’s 6th District, missing the majority vote he needed by less than two points. The district, which stretches from east Cobb to north DeKalb, has been in Republican hands for decades and Trump has made it a point of personal pride to keep it that way.

He unleashed a barrage of tweets and a robocall encouraging Republicans to vote last week and assailing Ossoff, a 30-year-old who has become a Democratic fundraising juggernaut and a face of the anti-Trump resistance.

At the same time, Handel has edged closer to Trump after beating out 10 other Republicans in a fierce contest for the No. 2 spot and a date in the June 20 runoff.

She ran as an independent-minded conservative who clashed with several of the pro-Trump loyalists in the contest. The strategy made political sense, as Trump struggled in the establishment-friendly district in November, barely eking out Hillary Clinton.

But she has more aggressively embraced Trump since locking in a runoff spot. The two talked by phone last week and she said in an interview she would “of course” accept his help.

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Lou Edna
Lou Edna

United States of corporations.

Lisa Taylor Buffington
Lisa Taylor Buffington

Lol wow and here I was thinking that people were intelligent enough to do some research on a candidate for them selves 😮😮😮 Nope let's just get some information from the media an oh yeah the internet ....... Don't have to look very far to see what the heck is wrong in America today‼

Ann Jowers
Ann Jowers

Handel deserves to win. I still don't understand how the Democrat's nominee can run for Congress in one district while living in another. Same thing happened in Albany when Bishop was elected the first time.

Andrew Walker
Andrew Walker

Go right ahead. That is only going to hurt her campaign \U0001f44d

Stephen Tzarphati Bailey
Stephen Tzarphati Bailey

Remember...Obama could do anything because the opposition would always be labelled racist...now that lame excuse can't be used so the Left uses other lame tactics...

Jeri Henson Dies
Jeri Henson Dies

What could have been. But too many Americans decided they wanted to bleed instead of prosper.

Teresa Nichols
Teresa Nichols

Georgia legalize marijuana recreationally in Georgia, abuse of Opiate's in states that are legalized are on the decline, people who buy drugs go to black market to get what they want if they were getting marijuana from dispensarie they wouldn't be offered Cocaine, Heroin, Fentanyl, ETC. END PROHIBITION ON MARIJUANA NOW GEORGIA TAX IT HELP OUR STATE AND OUR PEOPLE WHO ARE BUYING ILLEGAL DRUGS. MARIJUANA IS A 100PERCENT NATURAL PLANT THAT'S BEEN GROWING SINCE THE BEGINNING ITS NOT A DRUG.

Brandy Tucker Lmt
Brandy Tucker Lmt

How is this joke of a President supposed to do his damned job if he's never at the fing Whitehouse? How can anyone continue to support a man who keeps sticking his nose in local races?

Elizabeth Chapman
Elizabeth Chapman

Oh... just vote for the Pied Piper Boychild and see WHO gets any Goodies but the Spoiled Wet Behind the Ears Brat with the Trumped Up Resume'!

Brian Vaughn
Brian Vaughn

She's aligned with Trump?? PERFECT!!! LOLOLOL. Thanks Karen!!! Democrats needed that.

Kathy Brown
Kathy Brown

Trump will OWN her and if the voters want executive SPRAWL into the U.S. congress, then why don't we just get rid of the Legislative branch and just have a king?

David Bice
David Bice

From her previous "service", once she has your vote she doesn't care about you at all!

J.r. Rich-Bellerose
J.r. Rich-Bellerose

We don't need a Trump loving anti choice outsider bigot. #VoteYourOssoff #FlipTheSixth #TurnItBlue #VOTE

Rick Irving
Rick Irving

I wonder if George W. Bush would be willing to do this as well, or whether he would be too timid? The symbolism of GOP unity would be powerful, and helpful too.

Brandy Tucker Lmt
Brandy Tucker Lmt

He doesn't even support Trump and everyone already knows what a liar Junior is. It's like the right lives in an alternate reality where they were never given facts for 16 years and they still believe every bit of the lies. Smh

Arden Jones
Arden Jones

The Bush family hates Trump. There is no GOP unity.

Rick Irving
Rick Irving

But this isn't about Trump! It's about beating Ossoff and electing Handel.

Brandy Tucker Lmt
Brandy Tucker Lmt

Why would you want someone who is from Maryland to represent the 6th district when you have a home grown Georgian?

Arden Jones
Arden Jones

Brandy Tucker Lmt Because she's an idiot?

Stephen J Grilli
Stephen J Grilli

Could be a new law of nature: mendacious, narcissistic imbeciles attract one another. Not that either of them understands scientific postulates.

Ivan Ramos
Ivan Ramos

Please go away, Mr. President! Right now it's not the moment to come. We already have a traffic apocalypse because of I-85, and by you coming it stops the traffic more.

Sandy Cato
Sandy Cato

OBAMA the worst President ever. We put up with him and I kept quiet. Now it's your turn to show some respect. I'M thanking God everyday now that we finally have a Real President again!

Ivan Ramos
Ivan Ramos

Who said anything about Obama or Trump being a bad president? All I said was we have a traffic situation that's all. Besides, no one told you to maintain quiet. That was your own fault, no one else. You have the rights to express your own opinions at anytime and anywhere just like everyone else including myself. I'm not sure where are you coming from that its my turn to show some respect. Technically, you're telling me to stay quiet like you did and not express my thoughts. Last time I checked this is a free country that I can express my own thoughts or opinions.

Ute Gad
Ute Gad

Why is she needing Trumps help not a good idea. Trump is not liked and even Republicans don't like him.

Billy Wilson
Billy Wilson

No Sandy you are a low information voter, as most Republicans.

Sandy Cato
Sandy Cato

Yeah! That's why he didn't get elected, right? You must live in LaLa Land!

Sandy Cato
Sandy Cato

GO TRUMP! Lady you are listening to our dishonest media obviously so you don't have a clue about what Republicans believe. We have better sense than to believe their propaganda and wow, look who won while all of you were shocked at the fake polls..

Stephen Tzarphati Bailey
Stephen Tzarphati Bailey

LIV.......not hardly......but then what else can you expect from the Oh-So-Tolerant & Inclusive Left........they only include & tolerate people that think exactly like they do. Indeed liberalism is a mental disorder.....& if it isn't cured, it will be the death of the United States of America.

Karen Richards Greenhood
Karen Richards Greenhood

The only thing you can be sure of it will be best- the biggest fundraiser ever held !!!!!!! Will definitely supporting Ossoff.

Jay Ansley
Jay Ansley

Answers on this are evident from trolls..........MPA

Howard Smith
Howard Smith

The fact that she is aligning herself with Trump is all I needed to know to support Ossoff for Congress!

Doug Rogers
Doug Rogers

Yea, dumpster is throwing his massive weight behind Karen Handel. Sure loss for her.

Doug Rogers
Doug Rogers

Sandy Cato yes he did lose and stole the election.

Sandy Cato
Sandy Cato

Yeah like he lost? We'll see! GO TRUMP & HANDEL!

Judy Karp
Judy Karp

Handle is an extreme candidate and Tea Party surrogate. She doesn't reflect the people of the 6th.

Cindy Matthews
Cindy Matthews

Hope you are right. Spread the word!! Not from Atl. From west central Georgia but would love to see the beauty of a Democratic win!!

Stephen Tzarphati Bailey
Stephen Tzarphati Bailey

You mean people that hate the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, self-determination, self-responsibility & self-accountability.....you mean truly anti-Americans.

Sandy Cato
Sandy Cato

It's a RED STATE and I live here! He won. Thinks it's time for you Libs to get over it!

Richard Hume
Richard Hume

Can you begin to imagine the Friday traffic with the President in town plus I-85!

Sandy Cato
Sandy Cato

Hey Pelosi and Hollywood hung out before the primary. Trump is more than welcome!

Stephen Tzarphati Bailey
Stephen Tzarphati Bailey

Just like every other President that has come to Atlanta.....tying up traffic either in Cobb, Fulton & Atlanta......or Fulton, Clayton & Atlanta...or any other metro area.......

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