Lucy McBath is making Republicans nervous in Georgia
Lucy McBath’s 17-year-old son Jordan Davis was killed in 2012 because he wouldn’t turn down his music when a white man demanded that he do so. And in this year when Republicans are using race—and using racism—to try to drive wedges and win through fear and hate, McBath is running for Congress. A fair number of Democrats are pushing back against that Republican race-baiting, but in her case it has an added resonance:
“What I’m doing today is still mothering his legacy,” Ms. McBath said at a meet-and-greet event in this Atlanta suburb. “I’m extending what I would do for my son to my community.”
Georgia’s 6th Congressional District is a tough one and Republican Rep. Karen Handel is favored to hold the seat, but in a sign that Republicans may be getting at least a little nervous, the National Republican Congressional Committee is going on the air in support of Handel.