Karen Handel

Karen Handel and Lucy McBath spar in intense debate

Karen Handel and Lucy McBath spar in intense debate

It was a dogfight from the start in a debate Tuesday between U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath, a Democrat, and Republican challenger Karen Handel ahead of the Nov. 3 general election. McBath, who beat Handel in 2018 to win the once-heavily conservative district in the suburbs north of Atlanta, led off with a quick jab at Handel for moving to cut funding for cancer screenings to Planned Parenthood. Handel later jabbed back, arguing she is a supporter of standalone legislation to protect health care for people with pre-existing conditions and has made no secret of her staunch opposition to abortion. The…
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Candidates for Congress are in a battle for Atlanta’s suburbs

Candidates for Congress are in a battle for Atlanta’s suburbs

Two congressional races in the northern Atlanta suburbs this November could determine whether Democrats can solidify their majority in the U.S. House — or even add to it. In their efforts to win Georgia’s 6th and 7th congressional districts, Democrats are taking the fight to traditionally Republican territory. Both districts supported Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race. But disenchantment with Trump’s presidency and shifting demographics in the region make the area much more competitive. “The Atlanta suburbs are ground zero for this suburban shift leftward, and there’s nowhere it’s more evident than in the Georgia 6th…
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