Looks like LGBT Georgians can expect another turn as campaign cannon fodder, as Karen Handel has entered the race for U.S. Senate.
The seat, left open when Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) decided not to seek re-election, has already drawn a crowd of GOP big wigs, including U.S. Reps. Paul Broun, Phil Gingrey and Jack Kingston.
None of those congressmen could remotely be described as friends of the LGBT community, but Handel's entrance makes the race even more likely to go anti-gay.
Why? Because Handel was our friend before she wasn't.
Karen Handel has resigned her post with Susan G. Komen for the Cure following the national uproar over the breast cancer non-profit's decision to cut off funding to Planned Parenthood, according to a story by the Associated Press.
The AP, which obtained a copy of the resignation letter, said Handel "supported cutting off funding for Planned Parenthood" but said politics played no role. She announced her resignation Tuesday.
Handel joined SGK in April 2011 as the senior vice president of public policy.
Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel sounded off today on the ruling overturning California’s Proposition 8. Handel took to Twitter to denounce the ruling:
sick and tired of liberal judges subverting the will of the people to push their left wing agenda.
Handel must be forgetting that Judge Vaughn R. Walker was appointed to the seat by George H.W. Bush and not Bill Clinton.
As the July 20 primary grows closer, the race to see which Republican will compete to be Georgia’s next governor just gets uglier. And of course, more anti-gay.
Former Secretary of State Karen Handel continues to run from her previous moderate stands on LGBT issues like domestic partner benefits.
Today Handel fires back — not at her opponents, but at us.