Georgia’s 6th congressional district election

October 28, 2020

Anna Rachwalski

Following the 2018 Democratic upset by former Delta employee and now Congresswoman Lucy McBath, the 2020 contest offers a repeat of the 2018 election. Former Congresswoman Karen Handel lost her seat to McBath in 2018 by less than 3,000 votes and is once again running for the 6th District. Handel won an expensive special election for the seat in 2017 while running against Jon Ossoff and is seeking to regain her position in the US House. 

McBath is attempting to hold ground in the historically Republican district as polls remain tight in the leadup to Election Day. McBath’s success hinges on the once solidly Republican district remaining blue. 

Although candidates are running on differing platforms issues such as COVID-19, the economy, climate change, LGBTQ+ rights and women’s issues have been substantial in their campaign process.

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Lucy McBath (D)

COVID-19

The Economy  

Climate Change 

Racial and Social Inequality

LGBTQ and Women’s Rights

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Karen Handel (R)

COVID-19

The Economy 

Climate Change 

Racial Injustice 

LGBTQ and Women’s Rights

  • No clear position on LGBTQ+ rights. 
  • Pro-life and does not support abortion.
  • Opposes Planned Parenthood and supports the Hyde Amendment regarding federal funding for abortions. 

 

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