Karen Handel, a Republican candidate for Senate in Georgia, has a new TV ad that pitches her as a "conservative fighter" who wants to "stop illegal immigration and Obamacare" and "cut spending."
"I've been a fighter my whole life. I left a troubled home at 17, but I beat the odds," Handel says in the 30-second spot. "I worked my way up in the private sector and implemented Georgia's tough voter ID law." Handel is the former secretary of state. Watch the video below:
"I'll be a conservative fighter in the Senate to stop illegal immigration and Obamacare, and cut spending," she concludes.
Handel has received endorsements from high-profile conservatives like Sarah Palin, Arizona governor Jan Brewer, and Georgia-based talk radio host Erick Erickson, but her race for the GOP nomination is still an uphill climb. Most recent polls have businessman David Perdue in the lead, with congressman Jack Kingston in second and Handel in third. With five serious Republicans in the race, the May 20 primary will likely result in a runoff between the top two vote-getters. Also in the primary are congressman Paul Broun and Phil Gingrey, who have been stuck at the bottom of most recent polls.
All five Republicans are vying for the seat occupied by retiring Republican Saxby Chambliss. On the Democratic side, the presumptive nominee is Michelle Nunn, the daughter of former senator Sam Nunn who may be a formidable candidate in this GOP-dominated state.