Nov 8, 2018

Gun control advocate Lucy McBath wins Georgia House race

Rep.-elect Lucy McBath and Karen Handel. Photos: Getty Images

Democratic newcomer Lucy McBath, who became an anti-gun violence advocate following the fatal shooting of her son Jordan Davis in 2012, has won the House seat in Georgia’s 6th congressional district after Republican Rep. Karen Handel conceded the race Thursday morning, per local outlet Channel 2 Action News.

The big picture: McBath's win, which gained her the seat Handel won over Jon Ossoff last year, was sealed just hours after another mass shooting killed at least 12 at a country music bar in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Everytown for Gun Safety had invested $1.35 million in McBath's congressional bid this summer as its first major investment in the midterms election cycle.

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Sanders takes aim at Bloomberg: "Trump will chew him up and spit him out"

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Bernie Sanders told CBS "60 Minutes" that he was surprised by Mike Bloomberg's lackluster performance at Wednesday's Democratic debate.

What he's saying: "If that's what happened in a Democratic debate, you know, I think it's quite likely that Trump will chew him up and spit him out."

Scoop: Lyft acquires cartop advertising startup Halo Cars

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Lyft has acquired Halo Cars, a small startup that lets ride-hailing drivers earn money via ad displays mounted atop their cars. Lyft confirmed the deal but declined to share any details.

Why it matters: Ride-hailing companies are increasingly eyeing additional ways to generate revenue, and Lyft rival Uber has been quietly testing a partnership with New York-based Cargo that gives it a cut of the advertising revenue, as I previously reported.

Scoop: New White House personnel chief tells Cabinet liaisons to target Never Trumpers

McEntee, shown with White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and White House senior adviser Stephen Miller, walks on the South Lawn of the White House Jan. 9. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Johnny McEntee called in White House liaisons from cabinet agencies for an introductory meeting Thursday, in which he asked them to identify political appointees across the U.S. government who are believed to be anti-Trump, three sources familiar with the meeting tell Axios.

Behind the scenes: McEntee, a 29-year-old former body man to Trump who was fired in 2018 by then-Chief of Staff John Kelly but recently rehired — and promoted to head the presidential personnel office — foreshadowed sweeping personnel changes across government.