Despite New Congressional Map, Georgia U.S. Representative Andrew Clyde Will Run Again for Ninth District

Representative Andrew Clyde (R-GA-09) announced this week that he plans to run for re-election in Georgia’s Ninth Congressional District. This, despite members of the Georgia General Assembly recently drawing him out of his current seat and into the newly vacant 10th District.

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Georgia House Votes for New Congressional Redistricting Map That Will Dramatically Change State Political Landscape

Members of the Georgia House on Monday voted for a Congressional Redistricting Map that removes U.S. Representative Lucy McBath (D-GA-06) from her current district and paves the way for a Republican to win that seat. The proposal now goes to Governor Brian Kemp to approve.

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Georgia Rep. Lucy McBath’s Gun Restriction Bill Passes Judiciary Committee

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday passed a bill that Representative Lucy McBath (D-GA-06) filed that, if enacted into law, would deny firearms to individuals under certain circumstances. McBath said in an emailed press release Wednesday that her bill, H.R. 2377, would allow family members and law enforcement to obtain an extreme risk protection order. That order would temporarily remove access to firearms for people deemed a danger to themselves or to others by a federal court.

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Georgia Republican Meagan Hanson Reports Big Fundraising Numbers to Unseat Georgia Democrat Lucy McBath

Meagan Hanson, a Republican running in a competitive race to unseat incumbent Georgia U.S. Representative Lucy McBath (D-GA-06), this week reported she’s raised more than $300,000 in the first quarter of her bid for Congress. This, according to an emailed press release from Hanson’s campaign.

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Georgia U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath Demands Yearly Federal Report on School Shootings, Including Racial, Ethnic, and Sexual Orientation Data

U.S. Representative Lucy McBath (D-GA-06) has filed legislation that would, if enacted into law, require that federal officials publish an annual report about school violence, with a heavy emphasis on racial and economic demographics. To file the bill, McBath paired with U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL-23). They labeled the bill the School Shooting Safety and Preparedness Act.

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Georgia Democrat in Major Swing District Dodges Questions About Federal Spending, Republican Opponent Says

Meagan Hanson

Meagan Hanson, a Republican running in a competitive race to unseat incumbent Georgia U.S. Representative Lucy McBath (D-GA-06), said Tuesday said that her opponent is snubbing questions about the new federal spending bill. “In a desperate attempt to avoid answering for her radical agenda, Congresswoman Lucy McBath spent the weekend dodging questions about her support for Nancy Pelosi’s trillion-dollar spending package,” Hanson said in an emailed press release.

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Georgia Ethics Chairman Jake Evans Steps Down, Expected to Launch Campaign in Competitive Congressional Race

Jake Evans

Jake Evans, the chairman of the Georgia ethics commission, stepped down from his position on Monday amid wide speculation that he will enter the U.S. House of Representatives race to challenge incumbent Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA-06).

“We made great strides in making Georgia politics transparent and ethical. I will forever cherish this chapter of public service and trust in God’s plan for me and my family,” Evans said a tweet attached to his resignation letter.

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Georgia Democrats Push for More Gun Control, Hate Crime Laws

Democrats who represent Georgia in the state’s general assembly as well as the U.S. Congress said this week that recent mass shootings, including the one in Atlanta, necessitate either more gun control or hate crimes laws. State Sen. Michelle Au (D-Johns Creek), for instance, filed SB 309, a bill this week that would, if enacted into law, mandate a five-day waiting period for anyone who wants to purchase or transfer certain firearms.

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