A Closer Look At Handel's Victory In The 6th District (WABE)
KENNESAW, Ga. (Jun 22, 2017) — Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in the June 20 runoff election to succeed Tom Price as the member of Congress from Georgia’s 6th District. Handel’s margin of victory surprised many political observers and pollsters, who had predicted a neck-and-neck race.
For a look at the factors that contributed to the result, WABE’s Denis O’Hayer spoke with Professor Kerwin Swint on Morning Edition. Swint chairs the political science department at Kennesaw State University.
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 35,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. A Carnegie-designated doctoral institution, it is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.