Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel, one of about a half-dozen Republicans running in the Peach State’s open Senate contest, will hit the airwaves Monday with a new ad that prominently features former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
The 30-second ad, which is narrated with audio from the April event where Palin endorsed Handel, will air statewide on cable and broadcast, according to Handel’s campaign.
“You know her background, you know her record, the conservative who has walked the walk cutting budgets,” Palin says of Handel in the ad.
Among the other top Republicans in the crowded field are three members of Congress and a businessman. They will all compete in a May 20 primary. If no candidate garners more than 50 percent of the vote, the race will head to a July 22 runoff.
Whoever emerges from the Republican field will likely face Democrat Michelle Nunn, the former head of the Points of Light Foundation and daughter of former Georgia Sen. Sam Nunn.
The race is rated Republican Favored by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.