The two have a relationship that goes back several years. McBath stumped for the former secretary of state in 2016, including at the Democratic National Convention with other mothers who lost children to gun violence.
Despite that, the McBath campaign has been hush-hush about Clinton’s recent campaign aid, somewhat surprising given the onetime first lady’s popularity among Georgia Democrats.
A spokesman for McBath’s campaign said Handel was “using an outdated playbook to distract from her failure to act on issues that matter most to families in this district.”
"Karen Handel has done nothing to expand access to healthcare for families - and she has not made our kids any safer from gun violence," the spokesman said. "Instead of making personal attacks we hope that Karen Handel will take action on issues that matter most to the people of this district."
In last year's special election, Handel frequently used national Democratic figures such as Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama to rev up her own supporters. She recently hinted she would revive that strategy as she runs for a second term in the House this year.
“The liberal Democrats put everything they had into beating me last cycle. It didn’t work,” Handel wrote in her Monday fundraising plea. “I have no doubt that we can do it again, but I need your support RIGHT NOW – before it’s too late.”
In 2016, Clinton lost to Donald Trump by less than 2 percentage points in the typically ruby red 6th District.