And Nicole Rodden, a former Merchant Marine, issued a statement late Monday saying she essentially ran out of campaign cash after raising a dismal $9,000 in the last fundraising quarter.
“It became evident to our team that without the proper resources to spread our campaign message, we had no positive pathway to the general election,” said Rodden.
Their departures leave two long-shot GOP candidates with a history of controversial remarks in the contest for the the establishment-friendly district, which spans from east Cobb to north DeKalb.
One is Donnie Bolena, who was briefly persuaded to drop out of the race after proclaiming himself a white nationalist in a Facebook video, but soon re-entered the contest.
The other is Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has drawn attention from civil rights groups for her provocative campaign stunts.
Handel won the most expensive House race in congressional history in 2017, defeating Democrat Jon Ossoff in a nationally-watched race.
She's seeking a rematch against Lucy McBath, a Democratic gun control activist whose upset victory last year solidified the 6th District a top GOP target in 2020.