Incumbent Lucy McBath wins re-election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District

Incumbent Rep. Lucy McBath (D) defeated Karen Handel (R) in the general election to represent Georgia’s 6th Congressional District.

The election was one of 56 rematch U.S. House elections where the same two candidates who ran in 2018 were on the ballot again. McBath was first elected in 2018 after defeating then-incumbent Handel 50.5% to 49.5%.

The 6th District was one of 31 U.S. House districts that Donald Trump (R) won in the 2016 presidential election and a Democratic candidate won in the 2018 midterm elections. During the presidential election, Trump defeated Hillary Clinton (D) 48% to 47% in the 6th District.

Heading into the election, Democrats had a 232-197 majority in the House. Republicans needed to win a net 21 seats to win control of the chamber.