Rep. Lucy McBath nixes Senate run, says she’ll run for 2nd term in Gerogia’s Sixth District

Update–Sept. 19, 2019 From the AJC:  WASHINGTON — 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.  Read more Original Post — Sept. 8, 2019 By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman About 250 people packed the house for Sixth District Rep. Lucy Bath’s Sunday town hall at Temple Emanu-El in Sandy Springs. State Rep. Josh McLaurin, who represents the area in the General Assembly,…

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She’s running–but for what?

Update–Sept 19, 2019 From the AJC:  WASHINGTON — 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.  Read more By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman About 250 people packed the house for Sixth District Rep. Lucy Bath’s Sunday town hall at Temple Emanu-El in Sandy Springs. State Rep. Josh McLaurin, who represents the area in the General Assembly, gave McBath a stirring introduction, and…

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She’s running!

Update–Sept 19, 2019 From the AJC:  WASHINGTON — 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.  Read more By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman About 250 people packed the house for Sixth District Rep. Lucy Bath’s Sunday town hall at Temple Emanu-El in Sandy Springs. State Rep. Josh McLaurin, who represents the area in the General Assembly, gave McBath a stirring introduction, and…

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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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Priorities and values: Sally Harrell looks ahead to General Assembly

Above: Lucy McBath, Sally Harrell, and several new colleagues at Indivisible Georgia Sixth District’s “We Flipped the Sixth” Celebration earlier this month Jonathan Grant @Brambleman The pace hasn’t slowed for Sally Harrell since winning North DeKalb-based Senate District 40 on Nov. 6. Meet-and-greets, fundraisers, and rallies have been replaced on her calendar by orientations, training sessions, and meetings. Lots of meetings. “I’ve been really, really busy,” she said over coffee recently, taking time out to discuss the upcoming General Assembly session, which opens Jan. 14. The big flip  SD40 was a bright spot for Democrats this year. Harrell was the only Democratic challenger to unseat an Incumbent GOP senator. Not only did she beat 20-year incumbent Fran Millar by nearly 10 points,…

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Fran Millar didn’t lose just his seat. He lost Karen Handel’s, too

Lucy McBath and Friends at Tracy Prescott’s House Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Nearly a year and a half after Jon Ossoff’s failed $30 million campaign, Karen Handel  conceded Georgia’s Sixth District Congressional race to Lucy McBath. It is a great victory for Lucy. It is exciting to have her as my representative in Congress. I wrote a few weeks back: “Having transcended a tragedy, she exudes hope and graciousness—in sharp contrast to her opponent, a career politician, uninspiring at best, who believes crying children should be gaveled into order.” But now I concede that Handel is capable of graciousness. “Congratulations to Representative-Elect Lucy McBath and send her only good thoughts and much prayer for the journey that lies ahead for her,” she said in…

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