Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel barely made it out of the crowded April 18 special election to replace Tom Price as the U.S. House member from Georgia's 6th Congressional District. But, in the weeks since, the Republican has waged a close battle with Democrat Jon Ossoff, who finished first in April. The two face each other in a runoff June 20. Their contest has become the most expensive U.S. House race ever.
On "Morning Edition," Denis O'Hayer talked with Handel about a wide range of issues, including the GOP healthcare plan; President Trump's new budget proposal; and the investigations into possible connections between members of the Trump campaign and Russian officials.
(Note: The expanded version includes discussions on Medicaid, financial regulation, and U.S. policy on Israel and Palestine. The earlier conversation with Democrat Jon Ossoff can be found here.)