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McBath Beats Bourdeaux in Georgia Democratic Elimination Battle

  • Democrat incumbents faced off as a result of redistricting
  • McBath is known for gun control, Bourdeaux as a moderate
Lucy McBath
Lucy McBathPhotographer: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc/Getty Images

Representative Lucy McBath defeated fellow Democratic Representative Carolyn Bourdeaux Tuesday in a Georgia primary that pitted two incumbent congresswomen against each other because of redistricting and caused hard feelings among Atlanta-area Democrats.

With about half the vote counted, McBath was leading with 64% of the vote to Bourdeaux’s 31%, according to the Associated Press, which declared McBath the winner.