Former Secretary of State Karen Handel opens the special election race as the Republican favorite, but so far the campaign is progressing a bit differently than originally projected. The first two polls show Ms. Handel leading the group of Republicans, but not by large margins and virtually tied with Democrat Jon Ossoff in the jungle primary. Now, the Club for Growth has endorsed one of her chief GOP opponents, businessman and local city councilman Bob Gray. The polling has shown Gray moving into position as Handel’s chief GOP opponent, and the Club’s action may help to cement his status. This race has the makings of becoming a free-for-all. The jungle primary, featuring 18 candidates, is scheduled for April 18th. The top two finishers will then advance to a June 20th special general election.
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