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Georgia Republican calls ad tying race to congressional shooting ‘disgusting’

The Republican candidate in Tuesday’s special election in Georgia called a super PAC advertisement featuring images of last week’s shooting at a Republican congressional baseball practice “disgusting,” despite its message to vote for her.

The ad, released by Principled PAC, a political action committee supporting Karen Handel, includes video of Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., one of the victims of the shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, being stretchered away from the baseball field as the voiceover says “the unhinged left is endorsing and applauding shooting Republicans.”

“When will it stop? It won’t if Jon Ossoff wins on Tuesday, because the same unhinged leftists cheering last week’s shooting are all backing Jon Ossoff,” continues the ad, referencing Handel’s Democratic rival.

In comments to reporters Monday, Handel called the commercial “disgusting,” echoing a statement…

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