The GA-6 special election held back in June set a record for congressional campaign spending, breaking the $40 million barrier for the first time in political history. The winner, Rep. Karen Handel (R-Roswell) can expect a fight in defending her seat next year. It is presumed that special election Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff will run again, but he will now have company in the Democratic primary. Yesterday, local Atlanta CBS television daytime anchorman Bobby Kaple announced that he will enter the contest for the right to challenge Rep. Handel. With less money and hype surrounding this race, the new Congresswoman will be favored to win again, but strong competition for the seat will again exist.
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