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Mother of the Movement Claims Victory in Georgia’s Sixth

Mother of the Movement Claims Victory in Georgia’s Sixth

Mother of the Movement Claims Victory in Georgia’s Sixth
Mother of slain teen and gun control advocate Lucy McBath won the Democratic nomination for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District in a runoff on Tuesday night. The district has not been represented by a Dem since 1979. The 58-year-old Illinois native will now face a challenging race against incumbent Congresswoman Karen Handel (R-GA) in November’s general election. Handel famously beat Democrat Jon Ossoff in last year’s special election -- the most expensive House race in history, with more than $50 million spent on both bids. McBath thanked her supporters early Wednesday morning, saying she was at a “loss for words.” McBath advocates for “common sense gun violence prevention laws,” including background checks, raising the age for firearm purchases to 21 years old and fighting against “conceal carry” measures. The former flight attendant and spokesperson for Everytown for Gun Safety is also the national spokeswoman for gun control group Moms Demand Action. The Virginia State University graduate is a two-time breast cancer survivor and is also pushing for more affordable health care and improving women’s access to health services. “We deserve better representation in DC, and I intend to show the good people of #GA06 what a tough, determined mother can do,” she wrote on Twitter. “On to November.” More here.

Hamilton the Movie

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Former MTV Reporter Launches New Show

Former MTV Reporter Launches New Show