UPDATE: This event has been moved to the Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center hotel in Dunwoody from its originally announced Sandy Springs location due to the expected size of the crowd.

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan will appear at a campaign rally for 6th Congressional District candidate Karen Handel on May 15 in Dunwoody.

Karen Handel.

Handel, a Republican, is vying with Democrat Jon Ossoff for the Congressional seat, which covers parts of Brookhaven, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs, among other north metro areas.

The Congressional seat is open because former U.S. Rep. Tom Price left to become the U.S. secretary of Health and Human Services. Ossoff’s strong challenge in the longtime Republican stronghold has drawn national attention to the race and made it a symbolic battleground for the two parties.

The rally will be held at the Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center hotel, 246 Perimeter Center Parkway. The public is invited to attend, with doors opening at 3 p.m. and speeches beginning at 4 p.m.

The rally was originally scheduled to be held at a brewery in Sandy Springs, but is moving to the hotel due to the expected size of the crowd, according to the Handel campaign.

John Ruch

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.

7 replies on “House Speaker Ryan to appear at Handel campaign rally in Dunwoody”

  1. Is this the same Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan who is in the process of dismantling my Medicare as well as authored a draconian TrumpCare bill that identifies rape and sexual assault as a pre-existing condition? Figures that Karen Handel, who practically destroyed a breast cancer charity by politicizing it, would seek his endorsement.

    1. Yes, THE Ryan who has taken a leading role in dismantling the “draconian” ACA (sheesh!). Both candidates have disadvantages. At the very least Handel would have some idea of what she is doing in Washington. You might not like it…

  2. Ms. Handel isn’t dismantling anything, especially Medicare. Ms. Handel, who actually lives in the 6th District, and has for many years, unlike the totally unqualified dilettante who is her opponent, has nothing but the best interests of the people of the 6th District at heart. Should her opponent be elected, he will only represent the liberal Californians who have bought him out by providing 85% of his campaign funding.

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