Big turnout in Sandy Springs for Lucy McBath’s first open house

By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman It was a big crowd, and overwhelmingly friendly. Well over 100 people turned out Saturday morning to see Georgia’s newest member of Congress at her new district office in Sandy Springs. During her remarks, Rep. Lucy McBath said she plans at least four town halls this year, starting with one in East Cobb County in April. (I overheard a pitch from constituents to staffers for one in John’s Creek, as well.) McBath rose to national prominence as a spokesman for gun reform after her son Jordan Davis was killed at a Florida Convenience store during a dispute over loud music. Early last year, she was planning to run for the Georgia House, but decided to step onto the national…

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Prominent gun reform advocate Lucy McBath steps into Georgia’s 6th District race

 How quickly things change. Saturday night, I attended a fundraise for Lucy McBath, Democratic candidate for Georgia’s 37th House District. This morning, I learned that yesterday’s rumors were true: The Cobb County resident had decided to run instead for Georgia’s Sixth Congressional seat, currently held by Karen Handel. Democrats Bobby Kaple and Kevin Abel are also vying for the seat. But her entry will liven up things up considerably. It also means Democrats are now looking in a really busy way for a new candidate in HD37, considered one of the state’s most flippable from red to blue. Qualifying ends noon Friday. Just saying.) From today’s AJC report: (McBath) was seen as a formidable challenger to (Rep. Sam) Teasley, a conservative real estate agent…

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Gun reform advocate Lucy McBath jumps into Georgia’s Sixth District race

How quickly things change. Saturday night, I attended a fundraise for Lucy McBath, candidate for Georgia’s 37th House District. This morning, I learned that yesterday’s rumors were true: She’s decided to run instead for Georgia’s Sixth Congressional seat, currently held by Karen Handel. Democrats Bobby Kaple and Kevin Abel are also vying for the seat. But her entry will liven up things up considerably. From today’s AJC report: (McBath) was seen as a formidable challenger to (Rep. Sam) Teasley, a conservative real estate agent with an “A” rating from the NRA, when she launched her bid a few months ago. His district is one of a string of suburban Atlanta territories where President Donald Trump struggled in 2016. But she said the…

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