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In New Ad, Jordan Davis’ Mother Says Son’s Death Inspired Her Congressional Campaign

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In New Ad, Jordan Davis’ Mother Says Son’s Death Inspired Her Congressional Campaign

By Anne Branigin via https://www.theroot.com

In a new campaign ad, Lucy McBath, mother of Jordan Davis and U.S. Congressional candidate for Georgia’s 6th District, shares how her beloved son’s death was a“catalyst” for her decision to run for elected office.

McBath shared the ad on her social media accounts last week.

“I never planned to run for office. After my son Jordan was shot and killed, my life completely changed,” McBath wrote on Twitter, asking users to share her story.

Jordan was 17 when a white man, Michael Dunn, shot and killed him on November 23, 2012. Jordan and his friends had pulled up to a gas station in Jacksonville, Fla., when Dunn approached the vehicle, initiated an …

 

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