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Thu Sep 19, 2019, 04:01 PM

Lucy McBath passes on Johnny Isakson's Senate seat

Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Freshman Congresswoman Lucy McBath ruled out a bid for U.S. Senate on Thursday, telling The Atlanta Journal-Constitution she’s focused on winning a second term in one of the country’s most competitive House districts.

National Democratic leaders had been aggressively courting McBath to run for the seat being vacated by U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, and she would have been considered the party’s top contender should she have entered the contest.

But the Marietta Democrat said she wanted to focus on retaining her seat in Atlanta’s northern suburbs to continue her work on gun control, veterans’ affairs and other issues.

“I am just starting my work in the House on these issues, and I believe the best way to advance them at this time is to focus fully on those efforts in the House,” McBath said in a statement to the AJC.

Read more: https://www.ajc.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/lucy-mcbath-passes-johnny-isakson-senate-seat/wCEGrWiW3oFxXSnSehrb6I/

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BumRushDaShow Sep 19 #1
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Thu Sep 19, 2019, 04:05 PM

1. I definitely agree with her decision

Hers was a hard fought-for race for that seat and Democrats in the House needs to keep every seat they got and then some. I had hoped that Abrams would have tried for either seat since she established that she was very competitive in a state-wide race.

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Thu Sep 19, 2019, 07:56 PM

2. Yep

Could not agree more
I think she has a better chance of holding her House seat, than taking the Senate seat.
It's disappointing, but reality dictates this is a good decision

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