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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 08:52 AM

Karen Handel concedes 6th District race to Lucy McBath

ATLANTA - Karen Handel has conceded the Georgia’s 6th Congressional District race to Lucy McBath Thursday morning.

In a letter to Channel 2 Action News, Handel said, "After carefully reviewing all of the election results data, it is clear that I came up a bit short on Tuesday. Congratulations to Representative-Elect Lucy McBath and send her only good thoughts and much prayer for the journey that lies ahead for her."

The 6th District matchup drew far less national attention than the last time the district was in play, when Handel, Georgia’s former Secretary of State and a former Fulton County Commission chair, fended off a star-studded challenge from political newcomer Jon Ossoff.

Ossoff showed up at McBath’s watch party and expressed confidence early on that she would manage to unseat his former opponent. He pointed to President Donald Trump, who held campaign rallies stumping for Republican candidates including Georgia’s Brian Kemp, as a motivating factor in voter turnout.

"There’s no doubt (Trump) is a huge part of why there’s this much activism, this much concern about the country, why so many people for example in the 6th District who may have voted Republican historically are questioning their political identity and asking whether the GOP under Donald Trump really reflects our values," Ossoff said.


https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/karen-handel-concedes-6th-district-race-to-lucy-mcbath/868942314

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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 08:55 AM

1. Love it!

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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:02 AM

2. K&R

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:06 AM

3. This is so beautiful because Handel was the Secretary of State before Kemp.

There were questions about how she eliminated people of color from the voting rolls. Congratulations, Lucy McBeth! I still have her campaign sign in my yard.

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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:07 AM

4. Wow!! Way to go Gwinnett and the rest.

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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:10 AM

5. This is my district!

I used to be in Hank Johnson's district but was gerrymandered into the reconfigured 6th district. If Gingrich's and Price's district can flip, truly anything is possible.

This is such an important win. McBath ran an unapologetic progressive campaign.

We need her voice in the house now more than ever. She speaks truth to power for gun control and women's rights.

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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:10 AM

6. YEEEEAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:56 PM

7. Lucy McBath's story at the link.

She became an activist after her son died of gun violence from a white vigilante in Florida.

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/11/ucy-mcbath-karen-handel-house-georgia-six-



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