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

U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath (left), a Democrat, faces a rematch with Republican Karen Handel in the 2020 general election for Georgia's 6th Congressional District.
U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath (left), a Democrat, faces a rematch with Republican Karen Handel in the 2020 general election for Georgia's 6th Congressional District.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath faces former Republican U.S. Rep. Karen Handel in a rematch of their 2018 contest. McBath unseated Handel in that race by 1 percentage point.

Then, like now, she drew heavily on her personal story defined by the shooting death of her teenage son, Jordan Davis, and being a breast cancer survivor.

Handel won the seat during an intense 2017 special election against Jon Ossoff. Handel, a former secretary of state and chairwoman of the Fulton County Commission from 2003 to 2006, is working to boost GOP turnout this year in hopes of retaking the seat.

The suburban Atlanta seat includes parts of east Cobb and northern Fulton and DeKalb counties. Demographics have shifted favorably toward Democrats in the district, and election outcome predictors give McBath a slight edge.

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 other candidates or how to submit their ballots should check out the AJC’s Election page. 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 Candidates:

Karen Handel, Republican, former congresswoman and business consultant, karenhandel.com

Lucy McBath, Democrat, congresswoman and retired flight attendant, lucyforcongress.com

Candidate Q&A

The AJC posed a series of policy questions to the candidates. You can read their responses HERE.

Debate coverage

The candidates are scheduled to participate in the Atlanta Press Club’s debate on October 13 at 7 pm. Watch it HERE.

Fundraising

Read the AJC’s coverage of the most recent campaign finance report, plus earlier articles about first-quarter and second-quarter fundraising.

More from the AJC:

ExploreAJC Voter Guide
ExploreMcBath, Handel rematch will hinge on turnout in suburban Atlanta district
ExploreHandel ad casts McBath as anti-police with footage from march with Roswell chief
ExploreNew McBath ad accuses Handel of being in lockstep with Trump
ExploreGun control group invests heavily in McBath campaign

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