A political action committee will call on voters, using Facebook ads and text messages, to pressure Democratic U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath of Marietta in a $1 million campaign aimed at 28 lawmakers who could decide any vote on impeachment of President Donald Trump. But the PAC, America’s First Policies, will not be spending any of its money on television ads in McBath’s 6th Congressional District. That part of the campaign, the most high-profile part of the effort, will focus on three other congressional districts in Iowa, Pennsylvania and Virginia that better fit the GOP profile.
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Georgia 6th: Lucy McBath to report more than $2M in campaign account

Democratic U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath has amassed more than $2 million in her re-election campaign account as she faces a rematch to represent the north Atlanta suburbs against a former Republican congresswoman. 

McBath’s campaign will report Friday raising nearly $1 million in the final three months of the year, and her aides say 95% of those contributions were small-dollar donations that were $100 or under. 

McBath is set to face former Republican U.S. Rep. Karen Handel in November in one of the nation’s most-watched U.S. House races. McBath narrowly defeated Handel in 2018, capping a wave of Democratic gains along Atlanta’s Northern Arc.

Handel has yet to disclose her latest financial report. She entered 2019 facing stiff Republican competition from several rivals, but all three of the top contenders dropped out of the race by year’s end. 

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Greg Bluestein
Greg Bluestein
Greg Bluestein is a political reporter who covers the governor's office and state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.