The Sixth District consists of many of the northern suburbs of Atlanta and includes portions of eastern Cobb County, northern Fulton County, and northern Dekalb County. The district includes all or portions of the cities of Roswell, Johns Creek, Tucker, Alpharetta, Milton, Mountain Park, Sandy Springs, Brookhaven, Chamblee, Doraville, and Dunwoody.
McBath’s fundraising efforts have outpaced Handel’s. McBath reported raising $962,000 compared to Handel’s $540,000 raised between July 5th and September 30th.
Handel’s campaign has targeted McBath’s affiliation with Everytown For Gun Safety, the gun control group that once employed McBath – the Democrat is on a leave of absence until after the election – and has spent $3 million on Georgia Six.
McBath has repudiated the proliferation of dark money in politics but has said many times, she does not consider Everytown’s spending to fall into that category. (It does – its political action arm is a 501(c)(4), which does not need to disclose its donors and can spend unlimited amounts on elections as long as it does not coordinate with campaigns.)
“While our opponent’s employer is spending millions in yet another attempt to buy this seat with out-of-state money, we have the right candidate with a record of results that reflects the values of the 6th District,” said Mason Rainey, Handel’s campaign manager.
In last year’s 6th District race, Democrat Jon Ossoff raised nearly $30 million and still lost to Handel, primarily because President Trump stumped for Handel. McBath has unveiled network television ads in recent weeks aimed at introducing herself to voters ahead of next week’s Atlanta Press Club debates.
Here are the current fundraising numbers for each candidate.
Republican U.S. Rep. Karen Handel
On Hand: $979,000
Democrat Lucy McBath
On Hand: $706,000