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Ousted GOP congresswoman running to take back Georgia seat

March 25, 2019

ATLANTA (AP) — A former Republican congresswoman says she’s running in 2020 to try to win back the Georgia seat she lost last fall.

Karen Handel announced her comeback campaign Monday with an online video featuring clips of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and other Democrats who are favorite GOP targets.

Handel’s video makes no mention of the Democrat who defeated her in November: Rep. Lucy McBath.

McBath is a Democratic gun-control activist who beat Handel in November by just 1 percent of the vote in Georgia’s 6th District. The suburban Atlanta seat had long been considered safe for Republicans.

Handel served briefly in Congress after winning a hard-fought 2017 special election to replace GOP Rep. Tom Price, who stepped down to serve in President Donald Trump’s cabinet.

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