Rep. Lucy McBath won the Democratic nomination in Georgia’s U.S. 7th Congressional District primary over fellow Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux in the newly redrawn district near Atlanta.
McBath, who has campaigned on a platform of gun safety, describes herself on Twitter as the “mother of Jordan Davis,” who was fatally shot at a gas station during a 2012 argument about loud music.
She referenced her late son in a post on Twitter marking her victory.
McBath received 63 percent of the vote, while Bourdeaux received 31 percent.
Prior to the redistricting, McBath had flipped her seat in 2018 to Democratic from Republican, with an increase in black voters cited as a contributing factor.
McBath will face a Republican nominee in the general election on Nov. 8.