Karen Handel in ‘b-roll’ slip-up: ‘I wanted to bark at you the way I get barked at’


We have developed a strange campaign system in which political candidates rely heavily on independent Super PACs, but under federal law cannot coordinate with them.

And so it is a common practice for candidates to record massive amounts of video of themselves, smiling and looking earnest and productive, then posting the footage on YouTube. For use by anyone, but most specifically by friendly Super PACs. Dialogue is often spur of the moment, because it doesn’t matter.

Republican Karen Handel, the Republican candidate in the Sixth District runoff, has done this. Except that her crew forgot to ditch the audio.


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