Rep. Lucy McBathLucia (Lucy) Kay McBath Georgia Republicans’ Advancement Map Aiming for House Seat to Redistricts Upper House Democrat Group Launches Six-Figure Ad Campaign to Sell Infrastructure Package Georgia Launches a redistricting proposal underpinning the power of the Republican Party MORE (D-Ga.) She will run in Georgia’s seventh congressional district after her own district was redesigned, sparking a possible showdown in the Democratic primary between her and Democratic Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux.
The district change for McBath comes after Georgia Republicans redirected their seat in the 6th Congressional district to lean heavily to Republicans. The Georgia state legislature approved the new congressional map on Monday.
The sixth congressional district originally included parts of Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, and Forsyth counties in suburban Atlanta. However, the new map moves the seat north to more rural Cherokee and Dawson counties.
“I refuse to leave Brian kempBrian Kemp Time to Repeal and Replace Citizen Arrest Laws Georgia Releases Redistricting Proposal Strengthening GOP Power The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented By ExxonMobil – Gosar Censored As Republican Drama Heightens MORE, the (National Rifle Association) and the Republican Party prevent me from fighting, ”McBath said. it said in a statement to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “They are not going to have the last word.”
McBath was first elected in 2018 and has been targeted by Republicans seeking to topple her. Bourdeaux, who was elected in 2020, has also been a target of the Republican Party. The showdown could be one of the most closely followed primaries in 2022, but it won’t be the only one.
In Illinois, Democratic Representatives Marie Newman and Sean CastenSean Casten Democrats hope to pass Biden’s .75T package this week Newman announces he will challenge fellow Democrat Casten in newly drafted Illinois district Illinois redistricting proposal creates new Hispanic seat, establishes races of members against members PLUS they are expected to clash after Chicago’s suburban districts were redesigned, while in West Virginia, Republican representatives. Alex MooneyAlexander (Alex) Xavier Mooney Trump backs one Republican lawmaker over another in West Virginia primaries Ethics watchdog finds ‘substantial’ evidence Rep. Malinowski did not disclose actions Two Republican rulers vow to run in redesigned West Virginia district MORE and David mckinleyDavid Bennett McKinleyTrump endorses one Republican legislator over another in the West Virginia primaries Legislators who opposed their parties on the infrastructure bill T Senators seek to permanently expand telehealth eligibility MORE will compete to represent the northern part of the state.
Redistricting also appears to have had an impact on retirements. In North Carolina, Republican maps removed a district once held by Rep. Kathy Manning (D), and substantially redrawn a seat occupied by Rep. GK ButterfieldGeorge (GK) Kenneth Butterfield Georgia Republicans Move On Map Aiming For House Seat By Redistricting Butterfield Announces Retirement, Strikes GOP Over ‘Racially-manipulated’ Map The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by ExxonMobil – Gosar censored as Republican drama escalates MORE (D), who announced last week that he was retiring.
Meanwhile, in Illinois, Democrats attracted representatives. Adam kinzingerAdam Daniel Kinzinger Texas Democratic Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson Announces End of Term Retirement Georgia Republicans Move on Map Aiming for House Seat to Redistricts Trump Supports Gosar After No-No Vote MORE (R), one of the few Republicans who voted to impeach Trump, and Darin LaHoodDarin McKay LaHood Georgia Republicans move on map aiming for a House seat to redistribute Kinzinger: use of ‘fear and darkness’ will win midterm elections in 2022, cost GOP long-term retirement from Kinzinger underscores Trump’s dominance over the Republican Party MORE (R) in the same district. Kinzinger has since announced that he will not run for another term.