Screenshot of Republican candidates for Georgia's 6th Congressional District participating in a debate hosted by The Atlanta Press Club on May 4, 2020.

Election 2020: Complete guide to Georgia’s 6th Congressional District race

The primary election is coming up Tuesday, and recent polls tell us that many Georgia voters are still undecided about who to vote for. 

Republicans living in north Fulton, north DeKalb and east Cobb counties likely have the 6th Congressional District on their ballot. There are five candidates in that race, and former U.S. Rep. Karen Handel is considered the GOP front-runner.

Whoever wins the primary will face incumbent U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath in November. She does not have any Democratic opponents.

Below, we have provided you with a rundown of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s coverage of these candidates, including links to our own articles, videos of them in debate and their campaign websites.

Voters looking for information on how to submit their ballots should check out the AJC’s “how to vote” guide. Those who want to download sample ballots and confirm which races they will be casting votes for should visit Georgia’s My Voter Page.

6th District GOP candidates
Mykel Barthelemy,author and business owner (website)

Karen Handel, a former congresswoman (website)

Blake Harbin, the owner of a mortgage company (website)

Joe Profit, an author, business owner and former pro athlete (website)

Paulette Smith, an entertainer and entrepreneur (website)

Candidate Q&A

The AJC posed a series of policy questions to each of these candidates. Their responses are compiled here.

Debate coverage

These candidates participated in the Atlanta Press Club’s debate on May 4. Read our article about the debate, or watch it in its entirety on YouTube. An organization called Candidate Video Debate also boiled down each candidate’s responses into short videos that you can watch here.

Fundraising

Handel has much more money in the bank than her competition. Read the AJC’s coverage of the most recent campaign finance reports and an earlier article about the first-quarter numbers.

Additional AJC articles

Who’s running in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District

Who is Karen Handel?

Karen Handel backs Doug Collins’ bid for US Senate

MORE: Voter guide for June 9 primary and general election

COMPLETE COVERAGE: Georgia elections

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