In a heavily-watched special election, Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in a race to determine who would fill the vacated seat of former Representative Tom Price.
Defying many polls, Handel won the traditionally Republican district in a race seen by many as a referendum on President Donald Trump's term so far.
Here are five reactions to Handel's victory, with many focusing on her views regarding abortion, as she gained headlines years back for resigning from Susan G. Komen for the Cure after the group reversed its decision to cut ties with Planned Parenthood.
Both President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence took to Twitter to congratulate Karen Handel on her election victory.
"Congratulations to Karen Handel on her big win in Georgia 6th. Fantastic job, we are all very proud of you!" tweeted President Trump.
"Congrats Karen Handel! Great campaign & great victory! With @realDonaldTrump in the White House & you in Congress, we will #MAGA!" tweeted Vice President Pence.
The pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List celebrated the election result, declaring victory as they contacted tens of thousands of voters.
SBA List president Marjorie Dannenfelser said in a statement released Tuesday that "Karen's record of courageous leadership won the day" against a Planned Parenthood-supported challenger.
"In the weeks before the election, SBA List contacted tens of thousands of inconsistent voters in Georgia's sixth district to impress upon them the importance of this race," said Dannenfelser.
"We are encouraged that the voters rejected Ossoff's extreme pro-abortion agenda and are sending Karen Handel to Washington to stand up for women and children and get taxpayers out of the abortion business."
The nation's leading abortion provider, Planned Parenthood donated $735,000 to the campaign of Democrat Jon Ossoff.
In a statement posted to Twitter on Tuesday evening, Planned Parenthood noted that Ossoff did well overall given that he was running in a heavily Republican district.
"Jon @Ossoff came within 5% in a district that elected @SecPriceMD by 23% 7 months ago. We won't stop fighting for women. #GA06," tweeted Planned Parenthood.
The pro-life group National Right to Life endorsed Karen Handel during the special election and celebrated her victory.
Carol Tobias, National Right to Life president, said in a statement Wednesday morning that "Jon Ossoff supported abortion on demand and lost."
"Karen Handel's position on life reflects the true values of Georgia's voters," said Tobias, whose organization has gone five for five in campaign endorsements since the start of 2017.
"Karen Handel is pro-life and opposes using tax dollars to pay for abortions. She will help us continue to pass pro-life laws and save babies' lives."
Jonah Goldberg of the National Review offered what he dubbed a "reality check" regarding Handel's victory over Ossoff.
In a column published Tuesday, Goldberg noted that while the win was important for the Trump administration, it "is not anywhere near the victory/mandate/endorsement the Trump team will claim it to be."
"This is a Republican district. The only reason it was close: A lot of Republicans voted for a Democrat. So, the GOP victory on the merits is pretty limited," wrote Goldberg.
"Spending enough money to scald a wet mule (to borrow a phrase from Haley Barbour) to hold on to a district that Tom Price (Trump's HHS secretary) and Newt Gingrich held is not a sign of Republican health."