Election 2022: Complete guide to Georgia’s 6th Congressional District race

Screenshot taken during the Atlanta Press Club debate on May 1, 2022, featuring all  nine Republicans competing in Georgia's 6th Congressional District.

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Screenshot taken during the Atlanta Press Club debate on May 1, 2022, featuring all nine Republicans competing in Georgia's 6th Congressional District.

The Republican-led General Assembly drew this seat in a way that makes it all but certain a Republican will win in November. As a result, incumbent U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath, a Democrat, is running in the neighboring 7th Congressional District. That left the 6th Congressional District as essentially an open seat and one that strongly favors Republicans.

The district now includes east Cobb County, part of Cherokee County, north Fulton County and all of Dawson and Forsyth counties.

Emergency physician Rich McCormick won the GOP runoff over Jake Evans. McCormick initially planned to try again in the 7th District, where he was the GOP nominee in 2020.

He will go against Democratic primary winner Bob Christian in November.

Learn more about the candidates:

DEMOCRATS

Bob Christian

REPUBLICANS

Rich McCormick

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Map of Georgia's 6th Congressional District in 2022.

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Map of Georgia's 6th Congressional District in 2022.

Credit: AJC

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Map of Georgia's 6th Congressional District in 2022.

Credit: AJC

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