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Georgia GOP Leader: Scalise Shooting Will Win Us Tuesday’s House Election

By in Huffington Post on June 19, 2017

By Nick Wing

A Republican official in Georgia believes his party will win Tuesday’s special election in the state’s 6th Congressional District thanks to last week’s attack on GOP congressmen at a baseball practice in Northern Virginia.

“I’ll tell you what: I think the shooting is going to win this election for us,” Brad Carver, the party chairman in Georgia’s 11th congressional district, said Saturday, according to The Washington Post.

Speaking after a get-out-the-vote rally for GOP candidate Karen Handel, Carver suggested that the shooting, carried out by a former volunteer for the Democratic presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), was the latest sign of “left-wing extremism.”

“[M]oderates and independents in this district are tired of left-wing extremism. I get that there’s extremists on both sides, but we are not seeing them,” said Carver. “We’re seeing absolute resistance to everything [President Donald Trump] does. Moderates and independents out there want to give him a chance. Democrats have never given this president a chance.”

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) was still in the hospital Monday after being struck in the hip during Wednesday’s shooting. He was recently upgraded from critical to serious condition and is expected to face a lengthy recovery. Four other people were also injured in the attack; the gunman was shot and killed by police.

Voters in Georgia head to the polls on Tuesday to decide a heated special election for the congressional seat Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price gave up to serve in Trump’s cabinet. Republicans ― including former House Speaker Newt Gingrich ― have represented the district since the late 1970s. But Democrats have staked their […]    

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