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It’s a real life version of Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, though in this case it’s more like Mr. Smith & Wesson. While gun owners will have their share of Second Amendment champions in the next session of Congress, one freshman lawmaker will hopefully be able to provide the type of expertise on the issue rarely heard in the House of Representatives.
Georgia gun store owner Andrew Clyde is heading to Capitol Hill after winning the state’s 9th Congressional District, which was previously held by Republican Doug Collins. Rather than run for re-election, Collins ran for the U.S. Senate in Georgia, coming in third in Tuesday’s jungle primary.
Clyde, on the other hand, won his first congressional campaign by a landslide, picking up 79% of the vote in his race against Democrat Devin Pandy.