Scalise touts Handel as 'great candidate'

Scalise touts Handel as 'great candidate'
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House Majority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseBottom line Pelosi's staff huddles with aides in both parties on 'surprise' medical billing Republicans sense momentum after impeachment win MORE's (R-La.) campaign Twitter account on Tuesday touted Republican Karen HandelKaren Christine HandelConservative women's group rolls out new GOP endorsements for 2020 The most expensive congressional races of the last decade Georgia ready for unpredictable Senate race MORE as “a great candidate” for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District as voters head to the polls for the special election.

“.@KarenHandel is a great candidate, and #TeamScalise is pulling for her! #GA06,” the campaign account posted on Twitter.

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Scalise is recovering from a gunshot wound in a Washington, D.C. hospital. He and several others were injured when a shooter opened fire on Republican lawmakers and staffers practicing for the Congressional Baseball Game last week.

The closely watched congressional election in Georgia matches Handel against Democrat Jon Ossoff. Ossoff and Handel are running for the seat vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.