Handel's response was swift, emotional yet forceful:
“I have been working on women’s health issues for nearly my entire life,” Handel responded.
“I will not be lectured by you or anyone else," she added.
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One of Ossoff's big breaks came later in the evening, when the debate moderator asked both candidates whether they supported raising the minimum wage.
"This is an example of the fundamental difference between a liberal and a conservative: I do not support a livable wage," Handel said. "What I support is making sure we have an economy that is robust, with low taxes and less regulation."
Handel's point was that with less government intervention, small businesses would be able to create more jobs that were better paying. Democrats were quick to seize on the gaffe.
Within the hour, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee was out with a press release with the subject line, 'Karen “I don’t support a livable wage” Handel Reveals True Colors.'
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