McBath defeats Bourdeaux in Georgia against House Democrats

McBath is known in part for the personal story that led her to run for office. She is a two-time breast cancer survivor and was an active gun control reform advocate after her son’s death in 2012. She tossed Georgia’s 6th district blue in 2018, beating the Republican Rep. Karen Handel, before easily winning re-election in a 2020 rematch.

When Republicans redrew the maps in 2021, the 6th District became virtually impossible for McBath. His current district turned dark red, going from supporting Biden over 11 points to supporting former President Donald Trump at 15.2 points, according to POLITICO’s Redistricting Tracker. The 7th District, however, moved further left, dropping from 6.9 points for Biden to 26.1 with the new lines, becoming an easier win for the Democrats.

The McBath-Bourdeaux showdown was just one of a handful of incumbent-incumbent races forced by a redistricting in 2022. GOP Rep. Alex Mooneywho had Trump’s approval, eliminated Rep. David McKinley earlier this month to represent the northern West Virginia region, which lost one of its three congressional districts.

Illinois voters will also choose between Democratic representatives. Sean Casten and Mary Newman in June after lawmakers redrew districts around Chicago, while GOP representatives. Mary Miller and Rodney Davis are also competing for the same downstate district.


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