Lucy McBath

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Today on Political Rewind, the secretary of state has announced plans to strike more than 300,000 Georgians from the voter rolls. Similar to the 2018 election, voting rights groups are calling the move an attempt to surpress votes, while the secretary of state’s office says it is an effort to ensure honest elections. Our panel looks at the arguments on both sides.


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The sidewalks in front of Rep. Lucy McBath's (D-Marietta) office in Sandy Springs were awash Tuesday with dueling signs and slogans voicing opinions on the ever-evolving impeachment talks in Washington, D.C.

The White House said Tuesday it will not participate in the ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump's pressure on Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaking with reporters in Atlanta on Friday, Oct. 5.
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During a trip to Atlanta, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shared her plans to protect Congressional seats held by Democrats in the state, aggressively target open seats and how those priorities will help progressive candidates for Georgia’s two Senate seats.

Democratic presidential candidates resume their debate Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, after a break during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, for the first time in this election cycle, the top three candidates in the Democratic presidential race appear on stage together. It was also an opportunity for lower-tier candidates to try and make some headway against poll leaders. Our panel gives their insights about how they think the debate unfolded.

 

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More than 1,600 names of victims who died in Georgia last year due to gun violence were read one by one Wednesday at a vigil. Dozens of people gathered at Liberty Plaza in downtown Atlanta to say a prayer and call for change.


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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appeared in Atlanta Friday to accept an award from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Clinton was given the organization’s Recognizing the Dream award.


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On this edition of Political Rewind, members of the Democratic U.S. House of Representatives votes in favor to send billions of dollars in humanitarian aid to detention centers holding immigrant children under conditions described as deplorable. Will the Republican held senate go along with the effort?


Democratic activist Tom Steyer speaks during a "Need to Impeach" town hall event in Agawam, Mass. There has been rising disagreement among congressional Democrats over whether to pursue impeachment of President Donald Trump.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, Rep. Lucy McBath from the 6th congressional district is being asked by constituents why she is not calling for the impeachment of President Trump. It is a question sure to play a role in Democratic Congressional races nationwide.


Rep. Lucy McBath speaks outside of the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Atlanta, GA with House Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mark Takano and Georgia veterans.
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Two veterans in Georgia committed suicide last month, one outside the entrance of the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center and another in the parking lot of the VA Hospital in Dublin. The two incidences punctuated the struggles that have plagued the Georgia facilities in recent years. 


Karen Handel
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There could be a rematch for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District seat in the 2020 election.

Republican Karen Handel announced Monday she would be running for the same seat she lost last November.


On this edition of Political Rewind, the race for 2020 is well underway and Georgia is already a player.

Left, State Senator Brandon Beach. Right, U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath.
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State Sen. Brandon Beach has declared himself a candidate in the 2020 race for U.S. House of Representatives, challenging incumbent Lucy McBath just months after McBath flipped Georgia’s 6th Congressional District from Republican to Democratic control.

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The 116th Congress convenes Thursday with many new faces, including Georgia Democrat Lucy McBath.

McBath narrowly defeated Republican Karen Handel in November to represent the 6th Congressional District north of Atlanta for the next two years. 

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On this edition of Political Rewind, a lawsuit filed in federal court calls for changes to Georgia laws that supporters of Stacey Abrams say suppressed the vote in the midterm election. 


Migrants watch clashes with U.S. border agents, seen from Tijuana, Mexico.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, customs officers clash with migrants at the U.S. Mexico Border. The incident sharpens the focus on President Donald Trump’s asylum policies. Our panel looks at the latest news on immigration at the border and in Washington.


Left Stacey Abrams addresses supporters during an election night watch party. Right, Brian Kemp speaks to supporters Wednesday.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, Brian Kemp proclaims victory in the governor’s race, but Stacey Abrams is insisting missing ballots make his claim premature. Our panel weighs in on what to make of the dueling scenarios.


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Karen Handel's campaign Thursday morning conceded defeat in the 6th District race.

"After carefully reviewing all of the election results data, it is clear that I came up a bit short on Tuesday," a statement said.

The district covers parts of Cobb, Dekalb and Fulton counties.

"Congratulations to Representative-Elect Lucy McBath," the statement continued, sending "only good thoughts and much prayer for the journey that lies ahead for her."

Democrat Lucy McBath has declared victory over Republican incumbent Karen Handel in Georgia's 6th District, but results have yet to be certified and are still within the recount range.

The district covers parts of Cobb, Dekalb and Fulton counties.

Handel appeared to have the majority last night as ballots were tallied, but the race tightened up overnight.

According to the the secretary of state's website, McBath is leading Handel by almost 3,000 votes. 

On this edition of Political Rewind, our panel breaks down the available numbers from the latest election results.


Political Rewind: Blowout

Jul 25, 2018
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On this edition of Political Rewind, Brian Kemp rolls to an overwhelming victory in the GOP runoff election for governor, and he’s already begun a blistering line of attacks against his Democratic opponent, Stacey Abrams. 


Political Rewind: Election Day In Georgia

Jul 24, 2018
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On this edition of Political Rewind, it’s election day in Georgia. 


Political Rewind: The Final Hours

Jul 23, 2018
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On this edition of Political Rewind, a furious final weekend of campaigning in the GOP governor’s race.


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On this edition of Political Rewind, Casey Cagle and Brian Kemp trade sharp accusations of malfeasance in office, but reveal few differences in policy positions in a statewide televised debate. 


Today: Georgia's U.S. Senators go their separate ways over President Trump's tariffs. Johnny Isakson wants Congress to approve them while David Perdue says the President has the power to act on his own. We'll look at that split, and at Perdue's apparent unwavering loyalty to the Trump agenda. 


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On this edition of Political Rewind, the race for governor of Georgia moves one step down the road.  Democratic voters advance Stacey Abrams to the general election in overwhelming fashion, while Republicans set the stage for a fight for the soul of their party, a runoff between Casey Cagle and Brian Kemp.  Runoffs will also determine which candidates will face GOP congressional incumbents some see as vulnerable in the fall.  Our panel of insiders break down the vote and look at what to expect as they 2018 election marches towards November.

Panelists:

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On this Special Edition of Political Rewind, it’s Election Day in Georgia as voters go to the polls to make their choices in dozens of races.  Democrats will pick their nominee for governor and no matter who wins, it will be the first time ever in Georgia that a woman will lead a party’s ticket into the Fall.  Republicans may send their governor’s race to a mid-summer runoff, which means they’ll endure nine more weeks of campaigning before they can turn their attention to the winning in November.  Also, two potentially vulnerable GOP incumbent members of Congress will be eyeing the results

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On this edition of Political Rewind, voters across Georgia go to the polls tomorrow to elect candidates in dozens of primary races.  Which Stacey will emerge as the Democratic candidate for governor?

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On this edition of Political Rewind, with Georgia primary elections just one week away, the battle of the Staceys for the Democratic nomination for governor gets uglier.  GOP candidates push hard to win a runoff spot with frontrunner Casey Cagle.  Plus, Democrats in two congressional districts fight for the right to take on two potentially vulnerable GOP incumbents. 

Panelists:

AJC Lead Political Writer Jim Galloway

Former Congressman Buddy Darden

Republican Strategist Heath Garrett