ELECTION ALERT: Tea Party Express Endorses Karen Handel for Congress in Georgia

For Immediate Release: May 28, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA: Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, is pleased to announce its endorsement of Karen Handel for Congress in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District.

Tea Party Express Co-Founder and Chief Strategist Sal Russo said, “The battle for conservatives to retake the House and fire Nancy Pelosi as Speaker runs right through Georgia’s Sixth District. Karen Handel is the only candidate in this race with a proven record of successfully balancing budgets, eliminating government waste, and enacting policies that stimulate job creation and economic prosperity. She is uniquely positioned to beat liberal Lucy McBath and restore common sense representation to the constituents of GA-06.

“We have endorsed Karen in her past campaigns as well because we have long been impressed by her principled conservative leadership. As the first female Chair of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, she rooted out corruption and turned a massive budget deficit into a surplus without raising taxes. During her previous term in Congress, Karen helped President Trump pass the historic tax relief for families and entrepreneurs that produced the greatest economy in a generation. She understands that onerous taxes and regulations, a corrupt bureaucracy, and the growing national debt are incompatible with economic growth and personal liberty.

“That is a stark contrast to Lucy McBath who has yet to find any wasteful big government spending she will not support. Despite her insistence that she is a moderate, her voting record is riddled with votes for left wing spending priorities sure to add trillions to our national debt and hamper our economic recovery. In this time of economic uncertainty, Americans deserve authentic leadership and bold conservative ideas, not the same failed socialist schemes of Nancy Pelosi, AOC, and Lucy McBath. A swift economic recovery depends on sending principled leaders like Karen Handel back to Congress and ending Nancy Pelosi’s grip on power once and for all,” Russo concluded.

The following are statements from local grassroots leaders:

“Karen has the ‘common sense’ that most politicians lack because of their excessive head knowledge-only education. In addition, her extensive ‘real world’ experiences create a great empathy and an understanding of the real needs of ‘We, the People,’ and now, after those experiences, she understands even more the unpleasant ‘ins & outs’ of career politicians’ wiles. Karen understands that there is a job to be done for the American People and she has the tenacity to get it done and get it done right! After Karen’s extensive experience in business and the political arena from many levels of successful governing, I truly believe and very highly recommend and endorse Karen Handel for Congress.”

Vesta Smith, Ambassador, Restore America Industries

“I would like to endorse Karen Handel as Congresswoman of the 6th Congressional District. I strongly believe she is the most qualified candidate for this position among all the candidates. I am the founder and organizer for Georgia Chinese-American Republicans. We have worked very hard for her. My organization has a policy not to endorse any candidate during the primary. Yet I think it is very important to select her to be the Republican nominee in order to take back the 6th! I hereby endorse her in my personal level. My organization will campaign in full force for her once she becomes the nominee. I support Karen Handel for the 6th! We need her to be in the Capitol to support president Trump’s policies.”

Sunny Wong, Founder & Organizer Georgia Chinese-America Republicans

“It is my pleasure to endorse Karen Handel. She has a proven record in fighting human trafficking, and she stepped up to the plate in supporting a Balanced Budget Amendment. Karen has also sponsored to protect pre-existing conditions. The accomplishment that we all celebrated was a successful implementation of Photo ID in Georgia. She not only hears what concerns us, she follows through. Most importantly, she is very well thought of in our community of Roswell. She is a person of honor and character. My friend Karen Handel is a voice to this nation and will serve us well as the next Congresswoman from Georgia-6.”

Dr. Kay Kent, CEO Brightwell Aquatics

“I believe Karen Handel is not only the right choice for the GA 6th Congressional District, but she is the only candidate in the very crowded primary who actually lives in the 6th District. Her opponents have switched districts more than I could ever have imagined. Karen has not only served the constituents of the 6th district but has actually lived in the 6th district and knows the needs and issues of those in her community. I believe Karen’s past experiences have given her the ability to make stronger decisions and be even more connected to those in her district. She has much to prove and gain by returning to the House. I believe she will get it done and give Karen Handel my full support.”

Stella Lohmann, Conservative Activist

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