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Democratic U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath Holds Town Hall

I had the honor of interviewing Rep. Lucy McBath for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) long before she ran against Karen Handel for the 6th District seat. I can honestly say she is one of the most authentic people I’ve ever engaged with. I recently covered her town hall meeting at Dunwoody High School for AJC.

Rep. Lucy McBath, D-Ga., speaks during a town hall at Dunwoody High School on Saturday, June 8, 2019 in Dunwoody, Ga. Branden Camp for AJC

Rep. Lucy McBath, D-Ga., speaks during a town hall at Dunwoody High School on Saturday, June 8, 2019 in Dunwoody, Ga. Branden Camp for AJC

Guest listen as Rep. Lucy McBath, D-Ga., speaks during a town hall at Dunwoody High School on Saturday, June 8, 2019 in Dunwoody, Ga. Branden Camp for AJC

Guest listen as Rep. Lucy McBath, D-Ga., speaks during a town hall at Dunwoody High School on Saturday, June 8, 2019 in Dunwoody, Ga. Branden Camp for AJC

A volunteer takes a photo of Rep. Lucy McBath, D-Ga., during a town hall at Dunwoody High School on Saturday, June 8, 2019 in Dunwoody, Ga. Branden Camp for AJC

A volunteer takes a photo of Rep. Lucy McBath, D-Ga., during a town hall at Dunwoody High School on Saturday, June 8, 2019 in Dunwoody, Ga. Branden Camp for AJC

Rep. Lucy McBath, D-Ga., before speaking at a town hall at Dunwoody High School on Saturday, June 8, 2019 in Dunwoody, Ga. Branden Camp for AJC

Rep. Lucy McBath, D-Ga., before speaking at a town hall at Dunwoody High School on Saturday, June 8, 2019 in Dunwoody, Ga. Branden Camp for AJC

A man asks Rep. Lucy McBath, D-Ga., a question during a town hall at Dunwoody High School on Saturday, June 8, 2019 in Dunwoody, Ga. Branden Camp for AJC

A man asks Rep. Lucy McBath, D-Ga., a question during a town hall at Dunwoody High School on Saturday, June 8, 2019 in Dunwoody, Ga. Branden Camp for AJC

Rep. Lucy McBath, D-Ga., speaks with a group of Girl Scouts before holding a town hall meeting at Dunwoody High School on Saturday, June 8, 2019 in Dunwoody, Ga. Branden Camp for AJC

Rep. Lucy McBath, D-Ga., speaks with a group of Girl Scouts before holding a town hall meeting at Dunwoody High School on Saturday, June 8, 2019 in Dunwoody, Ga. Branden Camp for AJC

Robert Wofford holds a sign before a town hall with Rep. Lucy McBath, D-Ga., at Dunwoody High School on Saturday, June 8, 2019 in Dunwoody, Ga. Branden Camp for AJC

Robert Wofford holds a sign before a town hall with Rep. Lucy McBath, D-Ga., at Dunwoody High School on Saturday, June 8, 2019 in Dunwoody, Ga. Branden Camp for AJC

Rep. Lucy McBath, D-Ga., speaks during a town hall at Dunwoody High School on Saturday, June 8, 2019 in Dunwoody, Ga. Branden Camp for AJC

Rep. Lucy McBath, D-Ga., speaks during a town hall at Dunwoody High School on Saturday, June 8, 2019 in Dunwoody, Ga. Branden Camp for AJC

Politics as usual

Politics are in full swing again. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution sent me on several assignments covering 6th District Rep. Karen Handel and her opponent Lucy McBath.

Campaign signs are displayed in a window as man enters the Cobb County GOP headquarters, Saturday, Oct.6, 2018, in Marietta, Ga.

Campaign signs are displayed in a window as man enters the Cobb County GOP headquarters, Saturday, Oct.6, 2018, in Marietta, Ga.

Democratic candidate for 6th District Lucy McBath, who is running against Republican Rep. Karen Handel, speaks to campaign volunteers and supporters, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Atlanta

Democratic candidate for 6th District Lucy McBath, who is running against Republican Rep. Karen Handel, speaks to campaign volunteers and supporters, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Atlanta

Cobb County Commission Chairman Mike Boyce, left, talks with a woman during a breakfast meet and greet at the Cobb County GOP headquarters, Saturday, Oct.6, 2018, in Marietta, Ga.

Cobb County Commission Chairman Mike Boyce, left, talks with a woman during a breakfast meet and greet at the Cobb County GOP headquarters, Saturday, Oct.6, 2018, in Marietta, Ga.

Democratic candidate for 6th District Lucy McBath (L-R), former Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick, and Sally Harrell, who is running for a Dunwoody-based state Senate district, listens as Jon Ossoff speaks to campaign volunteers and supporters, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Atlanta.

Democratic candidate for 6th District Lucy McBath (L-R), former Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick, and Sally Harrell, who is running for a Dunwoody-based state Senate district, listens as Jon Ossoff speaks to campaign volunteers and supporters, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Atlanta.

Democratic candidate for 6th District Lucy McBath, who is running against Republican Rep. Karen Handel, walks with former Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Atlanta.

Democratic candidate for 6th District Lucy McBath, who is running against Republican Rep. Karen Handel, walks with former Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Atlanta.

A Trump flag hangs from the ceiling as people talk during a breakfast meet and greet at the Cobb County GOP headquarters, Saturday, Oct.6, 2018, in Marietta, Ga.

A Trump flag hangs from the ceiling as people talk during a breakfast meet and greet at the Cobb County GOP headquarters, Saturday, Oct.6, 2018, in Marietta, Ga.

Rep. Karen Handel greets guest during a breakfast meet and greet at the Cobb County GOP headquarters, Saturday, Oct.6, 2018, in Marietta, Ga.

Rep. Karen Handel greets guest during a breakfast meet and greet at the Cobb County GOP headquarters, Saturday, Oct.6, 2018, in Marietta, Ga.

Democratic candidate for 6th District Lucy McBath, who is running against Republican Rep. Karen Handel, speaks to campaign volunteers and supporters, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Atlanta

Democratic candidate for 6th District Lucy McBath, who is running against Republican Rep. Karen Handel, speaks to campaign volunteers and supporters, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Atlanta