Gun con­trol ad­vo­cate wins US House race

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In a cam­paign ad pierced by the sound of gun­fire, Lucy McBath ear­lier this year laid out the story of her 17-year-old son’s shoot­ing death and how his loss pro­pelled her to ac­tivism.

The story res­onated with vot­ers, who elected her Tues­day to fill a long-red House seat that Ge­or­gia Repub­li­cans held onto just last year.

“We’ve sent a strong mes­sage to the en­tire coun­try,” McBath tweeted Thurs­day af­ter Rep. Karen Han­del con­ceded. “Ab­so­lutely noth­ing — no politi­cian & no spe­cial in­ter­est — is more pow­er­ful than a mother on a mis­sion.”

McBath’s son, Jor­dan Davis, was slain at a Jack­sonville, Florida, gas sta­tion in 2012 by a white man who was an­gry over the loud mu­sic the black teenager and his friends had been play­ing in their car.

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