Gun control advocate wins US House race
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.