Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Rep. Lucy McBath to run in neighboring district

Rep. Lucy McBath (D-Ga.) is set to run in Georgia's 7th Congressional District after her own district was redrawn, setting up a potential Democratic primary matchup between her and fellow Democratic incumbent Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux.

The change in districts for McBath comes after Georgia Republicans redrew her seat in the 6th Congressional District to lean heavily Republican. The Georgia state legislature approved the new congressional map on Monday.

The 6th District originally included parts of Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb and Forsyth counties in Atlanta's suburbs. However, the new map moves the seat north to more rural Cherokee and Dawson counties.

“I refuse to let (Gov.) Brian Kemp, the (National Rifle Association) and the Republican Party keep me from fighting,” McBath said in a statement to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “They are not going to have the last word.”

McBath was first elected in 2018 and has been targeted by Republicans looking to unseat her.


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