Congressman Price backs Handel for governor

U.S. Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga), announced this morning that he’s throwing his support in the governor’s race to former Secretary of  State Karen Handel.

One of  her GOP rivals in the governor’s race,  U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, had previously touted Price’s endorsement.

But in a release out this morning, Price said, “Karen Handel has demonstrated the strength, courage and leadership in business and public office that we desperately need in the next Governor of our great state of Georgia. Karen is not only the best candidate to win the nomination and take on Roy Barnes and the Democrats in November, but she will also be a wonderful Governor for our state.”

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May 10th, 2010
11:55 am

One more down. Now My Man Ox can focus on goring Handel

goox-and take handel with you...

May 10th, 2010
12:02 pm

Do you need a highschool diploma to be governor if you have the endorsement of a Dr.?


May 10th, 2010
12:02 pm

All the more reason not to vote for Handel, though I really didn’t need another reason. If Rep. Price likes her, I don’t.


May 10th, 2010
12:10 pm

Who cares what Tom Price thinks?

I Object

May 10th, 2010
12:30 pm

To anything that Tom Price wants.


May 10th, 2010
12:30 pm

“K Street” Tom has never met a banking lobbyist that he didn’t like. Hence his vote against the consumer credit card protection act of 09′.


May 10th, 2010
12:45 pm

Just another confirmation of the fatal blow to Congressman Deal’s election that has been dealt by his ethics problems, problems that he has no one to blame other than himself.

When Congressman Deal announced, I was encouraged as I have always viewed him as a pragmatist rather than just another partisan hack. Unfortunately, he has done nothing but try to “out anti-Obama” all of the other partisan hacks in the campaign, even stooping into the radical fringe of the “birthers” and “black helicopter” republicans.

A sad ending to a once promising career.


May 10th, 2010
12:47 pm

Is Handel afraid of RAY McBERRY,it seems so,so are the Republicans because he speaks TRUTH


May 10th, 2010
1:34 pm

Edward, he also speaks to little girls…


May 10th, 2010
1:39 pm

what a namby-pamby

Bitter EX democrackkk

May 10th, 2010
1:48 pm

Handel is the ONLY choice for Georgia right now. Vote SMART, Georgia!

Just A Grunt

May 10th, 2010
1:58 pm

The Ox better start spending some of that out of state campaign cash he has. He ain’t walking into the governors mansion like he thinks. While I have scratched Ox and McBerry off the list I am still taking a wait and see attitudes towards the remaining candidates.
Looking to replace the Dems in the Attorney Generals office and the Dept of Labor too.


May 10th, 2010
2:29 pm

Can it be that all the really good people for the job recoil in horror at the very idea of being stuck with the remnants of the “Sonny Do” list that didn’t get done?

Bad Deal

May 10th, 2010
2:33 pm

I applaud Congressman Price. Nathan Deal has used his public offices for private gain.

Sick of Republicans

May 10th, 2010
3:25 pm

There are two kinds of Republicans – millionaires and suckers. That being said who cares what Tom Price does, says or endorses. He represents only the filthy rich and could care less about the ordinary person and Handel – well – she walks away from every office she has held.


May 10th, 2010
3:57 pm

FREE PUPPY to anyone* who votes for me!

*with a teenage daughter


May 10th, 2010
4:30 pm

Price is a wack job.


May 10th, 2010
4:32 pm

Price’s endorsement makes me reconsider. I respect his opinion. He is very bright and puts in more energy to his job than most his counterparts. I sometimes disagree with him but I respect him.

And no, I am not rich. I am a fiscal conservative that frankly doesn’t need to be rich to believe government should have minimum regulations, but those it has should be vigorously enforced. I also don’t need to be rich to be happy. However, I do need to be free of undue governmental control and taxation.

What I don’t understand it the fixation on Ox and McBerry. In a good year these two would be fringe candidates and widely ignored. Deal did himself in. Chapman and Scott, who dropped out, didn’t have the numbers to win but have/had merit. Johnson and Handel are the only two republicans left worthy of consideration.

quitters never win

May 10th, 2010
4:40 pm

Karen quit as Sec of State because she wanted to be Gov. She didn’t serve ONE term! How is that experience? JOHN OXENDINE is the only one who continued to work for the people that elected him Insurance Commissioner. He has already signed and sent a letter saying NO for GA on Obamacare as Commissioner. He supports the constitution. He supports gun rights. He supports education and the right to choose the best education for your child. He is a man of faith. He has lead the polls from the beginning. He has the health background GA will require to fight off Obamacare. Karen just quits!! NOW she is refusing to do debates because she “will not be on stage with Ray”. Karen is terrible in a debate when knowledge and information is required that she doesn’t have. GA need a STRONG Governor. JOHN OXENDINE IS THAT MAN. .


May 10th, 2010
4:44 pm

If you don’t want Roy, you better vote OXENDINE. John Oxendine has beat Roy in every poll taken.

GOP For Boyd

May 10th, 2010
4:45 pm

I know who I’ll be voting for & it won’t be the Ox or Deal.


May 10th, 2010
5:07 pm

Libturds and RINO’s comments…imagine that.

General Sherman

May 10th, 2010
6:11 pm

Let him endorse her,Ray Boyd will be the next governor for the state of Georgia! Change is coming so get on the band wagon.


May 10th, 2010
6:27 pm

I know one career politician that I won’t be voting for in November and that is “King Roy”, the most arrogant politician in history.


May 10th, 2010
6:34 pm

Price a “classy guy?” No, he really isn’t. I went to his town hall on healthcare. He let statements go unchallenged that he knew weren’t true…and then on his webpage described the town hall as full of people supporting him when there were MANY, MANY people there supporting the public option. He embarrasses the state when he holds up his signs during the President’s speeches. All in all, he is pretty much a wormy little jerk.


May 10th, 2010
7:01 pm

wormy, that’s better than mamby-pamby


May 10th, 2010
7:33 pm

All you Ox folks…explain why GA has the 8th highest auto insurance rates in the country since “The Ox” has been insurance commissioner. Could it be that your guy has been schmoozing with the insurance companies at the expense of us common folk??!!

aaron humes

May 11th, 2010
2:15 am

Is Price CRAZY?

Handel is an amateur, self-righteous political creature who has lied and Lord knows what else so far to huddle in the governor’s office.

Her opponent who allegedly fooled around with a younger girl – as repulsive as that is, if true – showed something woefully missing in Handel’s character and what she wannabes: No capacity to coexist in a world vastly different from the one she’s created to live in.

A governor must be a supreme diplomat. Diplomacy requires holding your nose sometimes. Georgia – would it grow as a world class location for national and foreign investment if a Handel refuses to work with them?

frugal voter

May 11th, 2010
6:16 am

OX and Deal are sleaze. They are both out of work campaigning for governor. They will continue to be out of work long after the election.


May 11th, 2010
6:21 am

Price is the worst kind of politician. He, like most of his counterparts claims to be against wasteful government spending, yet during the Bush years he never spoke-out against the profligate earmark bonanza. He started a “Truth Squad”, but never questioned the lies that started the Iraq war. Instead of doing his job of oversight he crowed about the Dow Jones Industrial Average reaching a new high in July, 2007.

His endorsement of Mrs. Handle? If she sought his endorsement does that mean she wants to be like him or that she admires his work?

As his accomplishments amount to nothing, so to does his endorsement.


May 11th, 2010
8:34 am

I will vote for Ox. I know what hes planning for Georgia. Voting no on Obamacare for Georgia, voting no for tax increases, heading out to invite corporations to locate here in Georgia bringing jobs to the Georgia residents, he knows about taxes and revenue and is not a lawyer. He works with both parties and is committed to seeing georgia grow and stand out in a good way. He is also in favor of fair tax and illegal immigrant control. He sees jobs here as Georgians, not a free for all for any illegal crossing into out state. He also looks at welfare as a helping hand and not a way of life. He sees government with to much regulation and thinks our security is lacking.

I am very afraid of what our country is turning into and Roy Barns is just another Obama kiss butt. Ox will stand us up and thats what we need. I will not throw my vote away and I beg you people not to throw yours away either. This is to important coming into 2010 elections. Its time to vote conservative and take this country back. To get rid of regulations that hurt employers and to make our country great again.

Oh yea, and OX also believes in prayer and the pledge and our AMERICAN FLAG AND THE MILITARY. GO OX.


May 11th, 2010
8:35 am

Curiously, in a supposed anti-incumbent year, most of the departing are not retiring but seeking higher office. We may recycle more than we replace. The bad news is that a frustrating 114 seats still have but one contestant. Two of them aren’t even incumbents, meaning they will affect state policy without being vetted by voters. And I have to think that we’d be better off if many had run instead for the Legislature — and cut down on the number running unopposed. Georgia’s problems are numerous. They aren’t going away. There’s too much stale thinking at the Capitol, on both sides of the aisle. New voices would be welcome.


May 11th, 2010
8:36 am

Price is ok but his endorsement of Handle is wrong. Handle does not have the backbone to stand up for what this state needs and the fight that will come in protecting Georgia from the Constitution breakers in Washington.

My vote is for Ox.

glenn deal

May 11th, 2010
8:45 am

you know..there is an old saying..if you can’t talk about the issues you go on the attrack against you’re opponets. i’ve heard enough about mcberry’s problems and those of other candidates for governor. sounds like a cheap way to avoid the debates and tell people what qualifies a person for the elected office, what problems face georgians, how are you going to fix those problems, and what if any experience have you had. please don’t turn this into a mud sling election…let’s just talk about what is important to georgia. if a candidate has problems the voter will find out about them without any outside help from other candidates. let’s debate and not attack.

glenn deal

May 11th, 2010
9:08 am

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May 11th, 2010
9:30 am

“Ox will stand us up and thats what we need.”

I totally agree! We’ll be waiting for action and sitting in endless traffic, while he’s hunting with his lobbyist pals.


May 11th, 2010
10:52 am

You better Roy Barnes wins. Otherwise, another 8 years of more of the same and we will be in dirt roads, education, and every other possible survival tool we need to live.

Bell Curve

May 11th, 2010
10:53 am

I can’t get past the lack of formal education. Can we really elect someone to the state’s highest office whose highest achievement is a GED?


May 11th, 2010
11:05 am

Karen, honey; fetch me a lemon for my ice water.

This ‘ol country lawyer is about to unleash some whoop-ass on these tea-bagging, neo-Confederate, racist, Republicans !


May 11th, 2010
11:38 am

This year I don’t care what party they represent. I am voting for the scum bag that I think will screw somebody in my tax bracket the least. I do hope whomever gets elected will raise taxes so we can quit firing teachers and provide better education for our children. Promising “not to raise taxes” is illogical/impossible when property tax revenues have fallen so drastically.


May 11th, 2010
11:40 am

I don’t know about Karen Handel either. Never even got past high school diploma? Doesn’t mean she is not smart, but not really qualified to be governor. One thing for sure,I cannot vote for Roy Barnes. Was most arrogant and left leaning governor in a long time. What makes him think voters want him now, after voted him out overwhelmingly 8 years ago?


May 11th, 2010
12:04 pm

I’ll probably vote for Baker.

News Update – May 13, 2010

May 13th, 2010
10:23 am

[...] U.S. Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga), is supporting in governor’s race former Sec. of  State Karen Handel. [...]

JohnnyMack Larry

May 16th, 2010
9:01 am

Price must think the voters have been in a coma. I wouldn’t want an endorsement from someone whose psychotic rantings called our President a tyrant and whose only platform is to do away with health care reform.

News Update – May 18, 2010

May 18th, 2010
3:02 pm

[...] U.S. Rep Tom Price (R-GA) backs former Secretary of State Karen Handel for Governor in Georgia. [...]

Karen the Quiter

May 20th, 2010
10:43 am

Karen quit as Sonny’s chief of staff to run for Fulton County Position. She attained that position and quit to run for the Secretary of State position. She attained that position and quit to run for Govenor of Georgia. She has not done anything asked of her by the people who elected her into office, other than quit on them. We do not know what she is capable of as she is a quiter. Who is to say that she would complete a term if a congressional seat should be thrown in the mix. Having worked for her, I can say that she usually runs away before her lack of knowledge is eminately clear to all in the state. She is truly the meanest woman/person I have ever met. Watch how mad she gets with reporters when the put her on the spot. What you don’t see is her ranting and raving about how dare they and don’t they know who I am. Not a good candidate. She will make the whole state look foolish.


July 17th, 2010
12:25 am