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ICYMI: Meagan Hanson takes Lead in Endorsements for GA06




ATLANTA – In case you missed it, Meagan Hanson, conservative candidate in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, made headlines on Monday with the announcement of thirty-five legislative endorsements in her race to unseat liberal Democrat Lucy McBath. Hanson, who has also been endorsed by Public Service Commission Chairwoman Tricia Pridemore and Commissioner Jason Shaw, now holds more endorsements than any other candidate in her race.


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Several dozen of former Georgia Rep. Meagan Hanson’s former colleagues in the state House of Representatives are endorsing her bid for Congress.


The Sandy Springs Republican announced Monday she has picked up endorsements from 35 current and 10 former state House members for the GOP nomination in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District.


“These Republican officials are men and women I served with in the state legislature and who have seen firsthand that I have the work ethic, vision, and grit necessary to defeat [U.S. Rep.] Lucy McBath and restore conservative leadership to Washington,” Hanson said Monday. “I am tremendously grateful for the confidence they have placed in me.”


Current state lawmakers endorsing Hanson include Rep. Bruce Williamson, R-Monroe, secretary of the House Republican Caucus, and several committee chairmen: Reps. Terry England, R-Auburn; of the House Appropriations Committee; Alan Powell, R-Hartwell, who chairs the Regulated Industries Committee; Richard Smith, R-Columbus, the Rules Committee chairman; and Don Parsons, who chairs the Energy, Utilities & Telecommunications Committee.

Two members of the state Public Service Commission – Republicans Tricia Pridemore and Jason Shaw – also are backing Hanson.


The 6th Congressional District covers East Cobb, North Fulton and North DeKalb counties. However, Republicans in control of the General Assembly are likely to redraw the district during the special legislative session that starts on Wednesday to give the GOP a better chance of winning it back.



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