Handel wins Sixth House Congressional District

Karen Handel, Steve Handel
Republican candidate for Georgia's 6th District Congressional seat Keran Handel celebrates with her husband Steve as she declares victory during an election-night watch party Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)


ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) – Election returns show that Republican Karen Handel won just over 52 percent of the vote to secure a House seat in Georgia.

Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff on Tuesday in Georgia’s hotly contested House race in the Atlanta suburbs.

Ossoff won nearly 48 percent of the vote.

Handel will replace Tom Price, who now serves as President Trump’s Health and Human Services Secretary.

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