Palin campaigns for Handel in Ga. Senate race

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Associated Press

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Updated Friday, Apr 4 at 9:02 AM

ATLANTA (AP) — Sarah Palin is offering a forceful defense of the only Republican woman in the fight for Georgia's open Senate seat, hitting back against a rival's apparent dismissal of Karen Handel's high school education.

David Perdue is the former Dollar General CEO who talked about the economy and the federal deficit at a January meeting captured on video. He was taped saying, quote, "there's a high school graduate in this race, OK? I'm sorry but these issues are so much broader, so complex."

Palin said at a Thursday event for Handel that Perdue's comments were disappointing, adding, quote, "for those who would criticize and mock that, it really makes me question their judgment."

Handel is a former secretary of state. She's spoken in previous races about her struggles as a teen.

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