Meagan Hanson, a Republican running in a competitive race to unseat incumbent Georgia U.S. Representative Lucy McBath (D-GA-06), said Tuesday said that her opponent is snubbing questions about the new federal spending bill.
“In a desperate attempt to avoid answering for her radical agenda, Congresswoman Lucy McBath spent the weekend dodging questions about her support for Nancy Pelosi’s trillion-dollar spending package,” Hanson said in an emailed press release.
“While every other Georgia Democrat proudly asserted their approval of the boondoggle, which is the largest in U.S. history, Lucy repeatedly declined to go on the record about her planned vote for the legislation, which will both fund a grab bag of socialist policies and increase taxes on Georgia families.”
In her press release, Hanson quoted The Atlanta Journal Constitution:
“The only Georgia Democrat who didn’t weigh in is Rep. Lucy McBath. She declined several requests for comment through a spokesperson. It isn’t unusual for the Marietta Democrat to sidestep public comments on contentious issues. Every position she takes will be used by Republican opponents hoping to knock her out of her swing suburban Atlanta district, which could become even more conservative after redistricting.”
McBath is dodging the issue because she “knows that her far-Left politics are too radical for her district,” Hanson said.
Hanson, a former Georgia state legislator, announced her campaign in July.
Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District consists of Atlanta’s northern suburbs, including portions of Cobb, Fulton, and DeKalb counties. Hanson said at the time that she wants to fight liberals’ plans to hike taxes, defund the police, open America’s borders, and fund politicians’ campaigns with taxpayer dollars.
According to Ballotpedia, Hanson represented District 80 in the Georgia House of Representatives from 2017 to 2019. She served on the judiciary, special rules, and transportation committees. She lost the 2018 general election to State Representative Matthew Wilson (D-Brookhaven). Wilson received 52 percent of the vote while Hanson received 47 percent.
Hanson lives in Sandy Springs with her husband David and two children.
The Sixth Congressional District has proven competitive over the past few election cycles. In 2017, Republican Karen Handel narrowly defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff. In 2018, McBath edged out a victory of Handel to flip the seat to Democratic control. McBath once again defeated Handel in 2020.
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