Latest Half-True Fact-checks on Karen Handel Karen Handel stated on June 6, 2017 in a debate: "Nearly $2 billion in cash was flown over to Iran, money that the Obama administration has admitted is being used for terrorists and to support further activities there." Karen Handel stated on March 21, 2017 in an interview: "As chairman of the Fulton board of commissioners, I turned a $100 million deficit into a balanced budget." Karen Handel stated on September 6, 2013 in a radio ad: "Unlike you and me, Congress gets to keep up to $11,000 a year in taxpayer subsidies" under Obamacare. Karen Handel stated on August 20, 2013 in an email: Congress secured special Obamacare rules "to prevent their healthcare costs from rising." Karen Handel stated on June 28, 2010 in a campaign mailer: "John Oxendine is under a state ethics investigation because he illegally funneled more than $120,000 to his campaign from shady insurance political action committees in Alabama."