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Tue May 21, 2024, 09:58 PM May 21

Lucy McBath coasts to primary win in Georgia's 6th Congressional District [View all]

Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath prevailed over two challengers in the Democratic primary in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District.

McBath, the former Delta flight attendant who became a gun control activist after her son was murdered in 2012, now is the favorite to win a fourth term in Congress. She will face Republican Jeff Criswell in the November election in a newly drawn district that is both majority Black and Democratic-leaning.

The Associated Press called the race less than an hour after polls closed. In a statement, McBath blamed state Republican leaders for revising the lines of her congressional district in ways that made it tougher for her to win. McBath instead switched her candidacy to friendlier territory and won both in 2022 and again in 2024.

“Twice, Georgians have stood with me and resoundingly voted to send me back to Congress,” she said. “Our work to keep our families safe, expand access to health care, and protect Georgians is just getting started.”

Read more: https://www.ajc.com/politics/lucy-mcbath-coasts-to-primary-win-in-georgias-6th-congressional-district/NLB3PUTTVZFLBORGRTCOPXX224/

Thanks to the Republican legislature's gerrymandering, McBath chose to run in a different district from the one she had previously represented. I'm not thrilled about Congress members representing districts where they don't live, but I'm glad Lucy McBath will continue to be a member of Congress.

Non-paywall link: https://www.printfriendly.com/p/g/fRjnKK
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