Congratulations, Sally Harrell: Big night for Dems in and around Georgia Senate District 40

 Above: Sally addresses supporters Tuesday night

Congratulations to SD40 Sen.-elect Sally Harrell and to everyone in her grassroots campaign for their big win over 20-year incumbent Fran Millar. At last glance, Sally was winning DeKalb by double digits—and Gwinnett as well. Well-done, Sally! Well done, crew! This is her fourth win in four legislative races for Sally and her campaign manager-husband, Jay.  Impressive.

Update: Lucy Wins!

Meanwhile, Georgia’s Sixth Congressional (which includes most of GASD40), hangs in the balance. Deep into the wee hours, Lucy McBath took the slightest of leads over incumbent Karen Hanel, who is trying to win her first full term. Since then, the lead has expanded a little, but it’s still in recount range. 

If you believe all politics is local, Tuesday was a good time to be a Democrat associated with North DeKalb-centered Senate District 40. Georgia’s most vulnerable GOP Senate seat flipped hard, and four victorious Democratic state House candidates who share turf with the Senate  district won their races as well.  Rep. Scott Holcomb achieved his widest margin of victory in eight years as a legislator, winning by nearly thirty percent.

In the neighborhood, House candidate Mike Wilensky (GAHD79) beat former Dunwoody mayor Kenneth Wright; Matt Wilson (HD80) defeated one-term Rep. Megan Hanson, These three victories make DeKalb’s legislative delegation completely blue.
Rep. Scott Holcomb, easily swatted away a challenge by a Trumpist Islamophobe who deleted accounts when her extremist views were exposed, winning re-election with more than sixty percent  for the first time.
Two other Democrats sharing turf with Sally won tight races: Beth Moore in HD95 (Gwinnett) and Josh McLaurin in HD51. Josh’s victory should be sweet to everyone who hates sleazy politics. 

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