Karen Handel is not a big fan of crying immigrant children

Above: Karen Handel enjoys some quality podium time with President Trump On Nov. 6,  Rep. Karen Handel will face the winner of Georgia’s July 24 Sixth Congressional District Democratic Primary Runoff: Lucy McBath or Kevin Abel. Jonathan Grant @Brambleman on Twitter So, this happened. Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) took the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives and played audio on a device in his pocket of crying immigrant children at the Southern border. (Source: Pro Publica) This is the audio in which a guard says, “We have an orchestra here.” Rep. Karen Handel (R-GA), holding the gavel at that time, didn’t like that much. She tried to stop him, but she was clueless on how to run the place, so she leaned on…

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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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#GA06 — We Need to Talk About Pleasantdale

On April 18, Jon Ossoff fell less than 4,000 votes short of an outright victory in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional House primary. There’s ample reason to believe those missing votes were DeKalb’s to give, and there’s a movement afoot—operating separately from the Ossoff campaign—to boost turnout in #GA06’s bluest county in the June 20 runoff and deliver DeKalb to Jon Ossoff bigly. It’s a two-step process: Step One: Improve Early Voting EV was deficient during the primary. During the first week of EV in DeKalb, in-person ballots could be cast only at the county Elections Board offices on Memorial Drive, several miles outside the Sixth District. Only during the second week of EV was an additional site opened, at Dunwoody Library, in the…

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