Scalise touts Handel as 'great candidate'

Scalise touts Handel as 'great candidate'
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House Majority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseSupreme Court handcuffs Biden on vaccinations House GOP campaign arm rakes in 0M in 2021 House Republicans call for oversight into Biden's 'failed' COVID-19 response MORE's (R-La.) campaign Twitter account on Tuesday touted Republican Karen HandelKaren Christine HandelDraft Georgia congressional lines target McBath, shore up Bourdeaux Ossoff defeats Perdue in Georgia Senate runoff McBath wins rematch against Handel in Georgia House 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 OssoffJon OssoffMissouri Senate candidate says Congress members should go to jail if guilty of insider trading Perdue proposes election police force in Georgia Ossoff and Collins clash over her past support for voting rights legislation MORE. Ossoff and Handel are running for the seat vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.