JUNE 28, 2018:
“Kevin Abel, a South African immigrant and businessman, and Lucy McBath, a national gun control advocate, squared off at the June 27 forum at the Weber School, with Atlanta Journal-Constitution political reporter Greg Bluestein as moderator, in advance of their July 24 primary runoff election. Organized by the Jewish Democratic Women’s Salon, the forum drew at least 250 people to hear their pitches on how to win a Republican-majority district where Democrat Jon Ossoff ran a close-but-no-cigar campaign just a year ago.
“I have credibility and life experience beyond the policy positions…,” said McBath, a Delta flight attendant turned gun control advocate who cited her personal struggles as making her relatable to voters. She said she’s a two-time cancer survivor and, most notably, lost her son Jordan Davis in an infamous 2012 murder by a gunman outraged by loud music from a car stereo.”