Karen Handel is in the middle of what Republicans see as a must-win race for Congress. And at a fundraiser on her behalf on Friday, President Donald Trump made sure she knew it.
At the closed-door event at the Capitol City Club, Trump turned toward Handel with a smile and quipped “you’d better win,” according to five attendees of the event. She responded that he need not worry about that.
The president has taken a deeply personal interest in the June 20 runoff between Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff, a race to represent a suburban Atlanta seat that is widely seen as a test of his popularity.