Gun control advocate wins primary with $1.2 million in help from Everytown (VIDEO)
By Chris Eger
McBath has been a senior leader for Everytown and Moms Demand Action for five years and the group has thus far poured over seven-figures into her drive for Washington. (Photo: McBath via Twitter)
A woman who has been key to Everytown’s campaigns for the past half-decade won the Democratic primary this week for a chance to represent Georgia in the U.S. House.
Lucy McBath, whose son, Jordan Davis, was a victim in a high-profile murder in 2012, has spent the past five years as Faith and Outreach Leader for Moms Demand Action, and as a leader of Everytown’s Survivor Network. She narrowly edged out fellow Democrat Kevin Abel in the primary for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District on Tuesday, picking up just over 53 percent of the vote. McBath is now set to run against Republican incumbent Karen Handel this Fall, who last year picked up the endorsement of both the National Rifle Association and President Donald Trump.
“Georgia voters who value public safety now face a stark choice: Lucy McBath, who has devoted her life to ending gun violence, or Karen Handel, who previously earned the NRA’s toxic endorsement,” said Everytown President John Feinblatt in a statement. “Everytown is proud to stand with