Republican candidate for Senate Karen Handel speaks to a reporter during a campaign stop in Roswell, Ga., Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The U.S. Senate race is one of the most closely watched in the country as Republicans seek to take control of the chamber away from Democrats. Seven Republicans and four Democrats are running for the Georgia seat, which opened when Sen. Saxby Chambliss announced plans to retire. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Scam PAC Invades Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District

With Tom Price headed to the Department of Health and Human Services, the Governor of Georgia has called a special election for his old congressional seat. The election is in mid-April, there are 18 Republicans running along with a handful of Democrats, and because of high name identification former Secretary of State Karen Handel is in the lead.

As a result, the scam PACs are already up and running. The first one out of the gate is giving the left free publicity for their candidate in the race by this scam PAC’s amazing defense of Karen Handel.

The scam PAC, which is a scam because it promises to help elect Karen Handel but is neither affiliated with her campaign nor run by anyone who actually lives near her or supports her, claims that she would end Muslim immigration if elected. It also points out that as Secretary of State, Karen Handel took voter fraud very seriously and cleaned up the voting rolls in Georgia.

The PAC is called Save The American Way PAC, which is run out of Denver, Colorado and which spent most of its money paying Amagi Strategies in New York. The Conservative Review noted in 2014 that Amagi Strategies was tied to another PAC getting paid lots of money with very little actually going to support the candidate.

Charlie Harper writes over at GeorgiaPol.com that this scam PAC’s support for Handel just allows leftwing sites like Huffington Post to tout their leftwing darling in the race, Jon Ossoff. The left in the United States has been pouring money into his campaign for the race. While the seat is highly Republican, Trump only won it by about 1%. With a crowded GOP field and united Democrats, Ossoff could do better than expected.

So HuffPo also is taking the opportunity to use the only candidate in GA-6 with nationwide name ID to editorialize via “news” their positions and call to action to progressives in Georgia 6. Nevermind that they had to attribute quotes from an unrelated to the campaign independent entrepreneur to get the clicks to get their message out.

If anyone has gotten the fundraising letter in support of Karen Handel from Save The American Way PAC, the Handel campaign confirms that they do not know the source, do not appreciate anyone fundraising off her name, and would kindly ask that you not waste your money being scammed by that PAC.

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