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Candidates spar over healthcare, inflation at 6th District Congressional debate, while Lucy McBath skips 7th District debate
The Atlanta Press Club held debates for Georgia's 6th and 7th Congressional Districts on Sunday, where Republican Rich McCormick and Democrat Bob Christian sparred over who could best represent the 6th, and Republican Mark Gonsalves had 15 minutes to himself to discuss his platforms after Democrat Lucy McBath declined to show.
Colleagues and now rivals, Lucy McBath and Carolyn Bourdeaux spar ahead of Georgia’s 7th District primary election
6th District incumbent Lucy McBath's decision to run in the 7th District means she's competing with colleague and 7th District incumbent Carolyn Bourdeaux in the primary election. State Rep. Donna McLeod, also running in the Democratic primary, says the duo are "playing musical chairs” with the district.
Ahead of the primary election, a crowded field of Republicans in Georgia’s 6th District try to distinguish themselves
As in other Republican debates this season, candidates in Georgia's 6th District largely sidestepped policy specifics to spar over the two main themes animating the party of late: the results of the 2020 election, and which of them is the “true conservative” in the race.
In the rush of first-of-the-year news, you might have missed Georgia's new state House, state Senate, and Congressional maps, which were signed into law on December 31. Here's a look at the results of the latest redistricting process.
Georgia has several high-profile federal races on the ballot this year. To help you learn where the 2020 candidates stand, we asked them to answer questions about the pandemic, healthcare, the state of policing, and other issues impacting life in our state.
Georgia 6th Congressional District Democratic candidate Lucy McBath answers our questions about COVID-19, healthcare, systemic racism, and affordability.
In the end it wasn’t enough. Not the millions of dollars that poured in from frustrated Democrats across the country. Not the hundreds of volunteers who took to the streets of Atlanta’s northern suburbs, knocking on doors and exhorting motorists. Neither were enough to lift long-shot candidate Jon Ossoff above his 48 percent showing in April’s special election for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District.
A lot of money has been spent on encouraging voters in Georgia's 6th District to elect Jon Ossoff or Karen Handel to congress. One Reddit user rounded up a gallery of at least 20 mailers, many with extreme election rhetoric.
Our crew of friends that had known him for so long couldn’t get over this was all for him. People were hitting the stage, talking about how much they believed in our serious but goofy friend. It was surreal. I kept saying I felt like I was in an episode of The West Wing, but my friend accurately corrected me—this was a special election episode of Parks and Recreation.
“The fact that people are paying attention to races they otherwise wouldn’t indicates that Democrats and even some moderate Republicans are eager to send a pretty strong message to Trump and the GOP establishment,” said Emory professor Michael Leo Owens, who specializes in urban politics.
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