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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 08:58 AM

Gun Control Advocate Lucy McBath Wins Georgia House Seat In Major Upset

Source: Huffington Post

Gun control advocate Lucia “Lucy” McBath won her race for Congress in Georgia’s long-red 6th District on Thursday toppling GOP incumbent Karen Handel in an unexpected victory.

On Wednesday midday, McBath declared victory in the very tight race, reported the Atlanta Journal Constitution, though Handel didn’t concede until Thursday morning.




McBath, a political newcomer, upset Handel, who beat Democrat Jon Ossoff in last year’s special election ― the most expensive House race in history.

Read more: https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5bc53543e4b0a8f17ee4b937/amp?__twitter_impression=true

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Reply Gun Control Advocate Lucy McBath Wins Georgia House Seat In Major Upset (Original post)
JonLP24 Nov 8 OP
Coventina Nov 8 #1
klook Nov 8 #2
PunkinPi Nov 8 #3
greymattermom Nov 8 #4
BumRushDaShow Nov 8 #6
MarvinGardens Nov 8 #28
BumRushDaShow Nov 8 #31
LisaM Nov 8 #16
moose65 Nov 8 #19
hueymahl Nov 8 #23
Guppy Nov 8 #5
IronLionZion Nov 8 #7
George II Nov 8 #9
JonLP24 Nov 8 #15
George II Nov 8 #17
JonLP24 Nov 8 #18
NYC Liberal Nov 8 #26
hueymahl Nov 8 #24
CottonBear Nov 8 #11
George II Nov 8 #8
Politicub Nov 8 #10
FakeNoose Nov 8 #12
relayerbob Nov 8 #13
Ponietz Nov 8 #14
BBG Nov 8 #20
suilebhan Nov 8 #21
laserhaas Nov 8 #22
iluvtennis Nov 8 #25
QuantaviousJackson Nov 8 #27
iluvtennis Nov 8 #29
Hoyt Nov 8 #30
riverwalker Nov 8 #32

Response to JonLP24 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:01 AM

1. This makes me so happy!

Something good happened!

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Response to JonLP24 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:05 AM

2. Huge win in suburban Atlanta!

Lucy McBath will be a great rep, and this is a very satisfying defeat of a noxious right-winger.

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Response to JonLP24 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:06 AM

3. Even more delicious is this was Tom Price's & Newt Gingrich's old seat...the arc of history.




Beyond that, this black woman, who joined @MomsDemand and was among the Mothers of the Movement who spoke at the 2016 Democratic convention and was inspired by the Parkland massacre to do even more, will take the seat once held by Tom Price and Newt Gingrich. The arc of history.


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Response to JonLP24 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:17 AM

4. This is my district!

I'm so proud, and I wish that DU would stop bashing the south. Look at the giant blue blob in the Atlanta area on any red-blue map. Racism is here, but folks live together. Almost every professional I see these days, such as my doctor, financial advisor, banker, is African American. They get the job done and are friendly too. The old Southern racists are having to more farther away from the city (and the jobs), and they are afraid to ride the train. Let them move to Dalton.

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Response to greymattermom (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:51 AM

6. Congrats to you!!!!!



I have a cousin and aunt in GA-7 and hope that district prevails too!!!!!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:48 AM

28. Greetings from GA-7.

I figured we'd be more likely to flip than 6. I hope I end up being half right and we both flip. Too close to call now!

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Response to MarvinGardens (Reply #28)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:25 PM

31. Crossing fingers for you guys!

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Response to greymattermom (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:11 AM

16. Agreed on the south.

There are lots of liberal areas and with tolerance, they'll expand. I love the South, and have a trip to Savannah planned this year.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:22 AM

19. The South is a sleeping giant

And it will be the next region that undergoes a big realignment. Remember that most of the African-American population in this country still lives in the South, and eventually the demographic change will be too much for the GOP to hold back. Already, Georgia is almost one-third African American, and Mississippi is approaching 40%. Plus, many of those old retired Northeasterners are liberals and they are changing the Southern states. Also, the Hispanic population continues to grow. I hope hope hope that we will have a solid blue South before I'm too old to enjoy it (and I'm an old white dude).

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Response to greymattermom (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:33 AM

23. Mine too!

Lucy is awesome - going to be a great rep for us!

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Response to JonLP24 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:37 AM

5. We need one more

Carolyn Bordeaux in the 7th.

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Response to JonLP24 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:54 AM

7. I'm so glad Dems didn't give up after the Ossoff race last year

when people tried to claim the district was too red for Dems to win.

The constituents there should be in good hands with Ms. Mcbath.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:30 AM

9. You're correct. Office holders, DEMOCRATIC office holders, are elected to serve...

...their constituencies. If their constituencies are "centrist" (I know, a bad word to some) they they need to be centrists to act on behalf of the people in their districts.

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Response to George II (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:07 AM

15. She won on gun control

That doesn't make her centrist in my book. We'll see how her voting record plays out but at least she didn't win by shooting AR -15 in campaign ads. Not after last night.

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:14 AM

17. 66% of Americans are in favor of stricter gun control. It is no longer a liberal/left issue.

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Response to George II (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:15 AM

18. Most Americans are in favor of liberal policy

When you poll policy by policy. Most Americans do not support tax cuts for the rich for example.

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #18)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:39 AM

26. And the rest who don't change their tune when it affects them personally.

See: Healthcare and the ACA. Conservatives hate “socialized medicine” until they’re looking at $100K in medical debt because of a sudden illness or accident. (They didn’t care when it was someone else, though.)

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Response to George II (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:34 AM

24. I would hazard a guess that it is the opposite in Georgia

We love to hump our guns around here.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:32 AM

11. Step by step, we will turn GA Blue again!

Ossoff was the first wave of attack. His campaign created the possibility for McBath’s win. We are getting closer and closer. 2020 will be yet another battle in our Blue War!

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Response to JonLP24 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:24 AM

8. I remember reading (probably here on DU) that when Ossoff lost....

...then Democrats were finished in this district.

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Response to JonLP24 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:32 AM

10. Keep it coming on!



Don't stop it now. Don't stop it no. Don't stop it.

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Response to JonLP24 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:42 AM

12. The right candidate with the right message can always make a difference

Congratulations Lucy McBath! Good job, Georgia Democrats.



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Response to JonLP24 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:51 AM

13. YES!!!!

So glad someone with common sense is my new Congresswoman!!!!!

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Response to JonLP24 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:57 AM

14. Proud!

I don’t live in Georgia but was compelled by her and donated to her campaign.

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Response to JonLP24 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:28 AM

20. Nice thoughts and prayers

In the gun supporters concession.

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Response to JonLP24 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:29 AM

21. Hallelujah!

I am so incredibly happy to have Lucy McBath as my new congresswoman. This is the first time in over 26 years that I've been represented by a Democrat. I hope this is the beginning of an endless blue wave.

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Response to JonLP24 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:31 AM

22. YAY!

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Response to JonLP24 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:35 AM

25. Supported Lucy MacBath - so happy she won!!!

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Response to JonLP24 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:40 AM

27. Sister Mcbath

Was so much more of a better candidate than the white male Ossoff. Karen Handel is a priviledged and uninspiring politician.

Turning Georgia blue with that Soros money and the love/support of our wonderful leaders like President Obama and Oprah. Abrams is getting screwed, but her candidacy is so inspiring and will push out the privilege.

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Response to JonLP24 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:48 AM

29. Hillary's tweet on Lucy's win. Lucy and the other Mothers of Movement speak at Dem convention


@HillaryClinton, 2h2 hours ago

Congratulations to Lucy McBath for winning her race for Georgia's sixth congressional district. Lucy entered public life after her son, Jordan, was shot and killed. Now, she's brought her voice to Congress in the fight to prevent gun violence. Onward, Lucy!
409 replies 5,231 retweets 32,345 likes




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Response to JonLP24 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:08 PM

30. First timer wins in red district held by Newt Gingrich and Tom Price for decades. Amazing.

And, she ran on the issues.

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Response to JonLP24 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:59 PM

32. She's an amazing woman

I followed the trial of Michael Dunn who killed her son Jordan over loud music. He was trying to use “stand your ground against scary black man defense” but the jury didn’t buy it. It was not long after the Zimmerman trial, and I was so afraid he would get off. He’s serving life without parole.

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