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Karen Handel: Democrats Can't Play 'War on Women' & 'Income Inequality' Cards on Me
breitbart.com ^ | 5/18/14 | Tony Lee

Posted on 05/19/2014 5:42:05 AM PDT by cotton1706

Former Georgia Secretary of State and Republican Senate candidate Karen Handel dared Democrats in Georgia to play the "war on women" and "income inequality" cards on her if she emerges as the party's nominee against Democrat Michelle Nunn.

Handel, whom former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin endorsed as a "fighter," has been battling for second place with Rep. Jack Kingston ahead of Tuesday's primary. Moderate businessman David Perdue has been the frontrunner, but if no candidate gets more than 50% of the vote, the top two in Tuesday's primary will go to a runoff in July. Reps. Paul Broun and Phil Gingrey have failed to gain traction.

Handel, the only candidate who has had positive momentum in the last month, has surged into second and has even been within the margin of error of first in some recent polls. And she said that Palin, seen as the North Star of the conservative movement, "started the cavalcade" of conservatives, like Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, RedState's Erick Erickson, and Rick Santorum, who coalesced around her to help her combat her better funded challengers.

Appearing on Breitbart News Sunday with host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon, the former Georgia Secretary of State said that even though the establishment is pouring in money into the race on behalf of Perdue and Kingston, the "grassroots and the people at the ground level need a voice "and they "cannot let the dollars drown out the voice of the people."

"I have a track record of putting conservative principles in place," Handel, who is the only candidate among the three who has run successfully for statewide office, said. She said she would relish the chance to go toe-to-toe with Nunn.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections
Primary is tomorrow!
1 posted on 05/19/2014 5:42:05 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

GA Jimmuh’s grandson is running for governor; he might win. Nunn’s daughter is a lock for victory, it would seem, considering the popularity of “big names” in the state.


2 posted on 05/19/2014 5:53:59 AM PDT by Theodore R. (It's inevitable: status quo Kentuckians are incapable of saying "No" to McC!)
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To: cotton1706

Same with Terri Land here in Michigan. She’s smarter than the democrats by miles and unafraid to tell the truth about the “war on Women”.

She points out that many women make choices that end up earning them less money. When a woman chooses to leave the workplace or work part time to raise her children, that’s actually a good thing and should not be looked down upon by the left.


3 posted on 05/19/2014 5:54:43 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cotton1706

How silly. If they can’t use those other cards, they’ll simply smear her as a racist.


4 posted on 05/19/2014 6:08:32 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: cotton1706; FreedomPoster
I'd still prefer Broun, but after quite a bit of mulling it over, I think I'll be voting for Karen. Until conservatives start doing conservative primaries, I feel that the number of endorsements she has from conservative commentators is the currently best work around for conservatives to decide around whom to coalesce. Plus she is still conservative, not like voting for Romney or something like that. The last thing I'd want to see in this election is a Perdue/Kingston runoff because conservatives split their vote.

Pinged you FreedomPoster for the GA ping list

5 posted on 05/19/2014 6:35:50 AM PDT by Drrdot (Ban murder, not guns)
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To: Theodore R.
“GA Jimmuh’s grandson is running for governor; he might win”

I assume you mean the Democrat primary. There is no way Carter, if he is the Democrat nominee, beats Deal in the general election. On the other hand, I think Nunn’s daughter, if she is the nominee, has a chance to beat whomever comes out of the rather undistinguished Republican field.

6 posted on 05/19/2014 6:49:20 AM PDT by riverdawg
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To: Drrdot; All
I'd still prefer Broun, but after quite a bit of mulling it over, I think I'll be voting for Karen.........The last thing I'd want to see in this election is a Perdue/Kingston runoff because conservatives split their vote.

Exactly.... Sometimes we are our own worst enemy. I wonder how many people who voted for Ross Perot to punish George H. W. Bush, realize that THEY GAVE US THE CLINTONS FOR LIFE!!!
7 posted on 05/19/2014 7:04:05 AM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: riverdawg
Nunn’s daughter, if she is the nominee, has a chance to beat whomever comes out of the rather undistinguished Republican field.

From your written punctuation and grammar, it is obvious that you are an educated person. Therefore, why would you categorize Karen Handel as "undistinguished", and in so doing, imply that Michelle Nunn is "distinguished"?
8 posted on 05/19/2014 7:12:11 AM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: cotton1706
“Karen Handel: Democrats Can't Play ‘War on Women’ & ‘Income Inequality’ Cards on Me”

Yes they can, and will, Karen.

Dims have no shame and are masters of the double standard/no standards.

Your gender will not protect you if you take a conservative position; you will be slandered mercilessly.

9 posted on 05/19/2014 7:14:46 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: SharpRightTurn

Only liberal women and blacks count to Democrats.


10 posted on 05/19/2014 7:16:08 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Din Maker

Believe it or not, I’ve recently moved into the “I will not vote the lesser of two statists” camp. If presidential primary was Jeb vs Cruz, I’m voting for Cruz no matter the polling. I’m tired of explaining a conservative principal to someone only to have to explain conservative doesn’t equal Republican. In this case in GA though, between Handel and Broun, I’m willing to “settle” with the electable conservative candidate.


11 posted on 05/19/2014 7:26:50 AM PDT by Drrdot (Ban murder, not guns)
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To: Din Maker
” ... why would you categorize Karen Handel as “undistinguished” ...”

Handel is the best of the bunch, and I will vote for her in the primary. However, she has conducted a very low-key, almost invisible, campaign so far. Maybe she is saving her meager funds for the runoff election. She has to make it to the runoff first, however. The TV ads run by Perdue and Kingston against each other are embarrassing. Handel's best hope is that those two turn enough of their marginal supporters towards her.

I don't think Nunn is distinguished, and Handel may have the best chance to defeat her in the general election. Perdue’s money wouldn't mean that much in the general election because Nunn will have all the national Democrat money she needs.

12 posted on 05/19/2014 7:34:25 AM PDT by riverdawg
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To: Drrdot; AnAmericanMother; Apple Pan Dowdy; bfh333; Broker; clee1; ctdonath2; dansangel; ...

GA FReeper ping.


13 posted on 05/19/2014 9:02:15 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: cotton1706

Someone tell me, Perdue or Handel. Which one is more conservative?


14 posted on 05/19/2014 9:13:44 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (The love that dare not speak its name is now the love that will not shut its *bleeping* mouth)
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To: cotton1706
Wanna bet?

Democrats can play anything they want, regardless of the truth.

Remember, they successfully tainted Bush nominee Charles Pickering as a racist, despite being endorsed by Medgar Evers and leaders of the Mississippi NAACP.

-PJ

15 posted on 05/19/2014 9:21:44 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Shimmer1

Palin endorsed Handel, if that helps.


16 posted on 05/19/2014 9:32:30 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: Theodore R.

GA Jimmuh’s grandson is running for governor; he might win. Nunn’s daughter is a lock for victory, it would seem, considering the popularity of “big names” in the state.”

I’m going to assume you are living in Rhode Island as you have zero understanding of GA politics. I’m still laughing.

The next Senator from GA will likely be either Karen Handel or David Perdue. I’m voting for the most conservative candidate in the primary which is Paul Broun. In the likely runoff I will vote for Handel. She will clean Michelle Nunn’s clock.

Nathan Deal RINO that he is will easily win a second term as Governor. Jason Carter is a nobody as is Michelle Nunn.


17 posted on 05/19/2014 9:48:32 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: FreedomPoster
Just looked at my sample ballot. Handel will get my Senate primary vote, even though she said something very silly here.

Gov: Deal is good on guns, but too establishment in other areas -- like voting to make the 'Patriot' act permanent, and we know what that has done to our liberties. John Barge does a good job explaining Common Core on his web page but the fact the math is so screwy in Common Core tells me you cannot ally with that program AT ALL, so, Barge is out. Pennington's pretty tight on all my issues. I'm going with Pennington for Governor, but Deal is pretty good on Immigration and Second Amendment, so I won't get TOO upset if Deal is re-elected in this primary.

Baccalao has been spoken of very favorably by a lot of Georgia freepers, and I have liked what I have heard about her positions. Baccalao will be my School Super pick.

Public service commissioner: I'm going with Douglass T Kidd. He's on record as decrying the high cost of energy, and especially the EPP, and he's described as conservative. Bubba McDonald, the incumbant, cannot be bothered to show up to work 50% of the time. Bubba also wants solar mandates. There's another person, Lutz, but I can't seem to find a lot about him.

I cannot find a Sheriff to vote for, they are all Democrats and F.o.O.'s, so I cannot vote for any of them.

18 posted on 05/19/2014 9:53:55 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: FreedomPoster
Karen Handel: Democrats Can't Play 'War on Women' & 'Income Inequality' Cards on Me

Yes, they can. And yes, they will. Logic does not apply.

19 posted on 05/19/2014 11:41:38 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Lazamataz

I’m probably going to vote for Jeff Mann, but I fear Vernon is going to win that runoff.


20 posted on 05/19/2014 11:55:24 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster

Why Mann?


21 posted on 05/19/2014 12:09:44 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Drrdot

“I’m willing to “settle” with the electable conservative candidate.”

They said Reagan was unelectable, too. Despite what the “polling” may be, I’m going with Broun and praying there is a LARGE contingent of conservative Christians who will come out for him.

I


22 posted on 05/19/2014 12:56:43 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Lazamataz

He’s running the office now, comes across as being as competent as we’re likely to get. I’m hoping for the best given the history of those holding that role in recent years.


23 posted on 05/19/2014 1:11:45 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

That’s good to know, but GA did vote for Jimmuh in 1980. Broun sounds like a great choice.


24 posted on 05/19/2014 8:50:51 PM PDT by Theodore R. (It's inevitable: status quo Kentuckians are incapable of saying "No" to McC!)
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To: Din Maker
I wonder how many people who voted for Ross Perot to punish George H. W. Bush, realize that THEY GAVE US THE CLINTONS FOR LIFE!!!

They are too uninformed to understand what they did.

25 posted on 05/19/2014 8:53:11 PM PDT by Theodore R. (It's inevitable: status quo Kentuckians are incapable of saying "No" to McC!)
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