Press Release: Rep. Scott Holcomb and Sen. Nan Orrock Join 10 Fellow State Legislators in Endorsing Carolyn Bourdeaux for GA-07

Today, State Representative Scott Holcomb and State Senator Nan Orrock announced their endorsements of Carolyn Bourdeaux for Georgia’s 7th Congressional District.

“Carolyn has proven that she has what it takes to win this seat and I’m proud to support her,” said Rep. Scott Holcomb. “I’ve known her since before she entered politics, and I was thrilled when she ran in 2018. Thanks to her strong campaign and work to bring our area’s communities together through grassroots organizing, she made this race far closer than it’s ever been. Now, I’m confident that she will finish the job in 2020. She will be a terrific legislator and a strong voice for the 7th Congressional District.”

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11 Alive: Women dominate Georgia's 7th District congressional race

Last year the 7th District congressional race had the tightest margin in America.  Republican Congressman Rob Woodall barely won a fifth term.  He beat Democratic newcomer Carolyn Bourdeaux by a margin of only 419 votes out of 280,441 cast.

Bourdeaux is already running again.  In a race that could turn on issues that particularly drive women, Bourdeaux has Unterman, President Trump and the abortion law squarely in her sights.

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Associated Press: Backer of Georgia abortion bill announces bid for Congress

[Unterman] joins an already crowded race to represent a territory that Republicans are trying to hold on to as it has become more urban and diverse in recent decades. Unterman is among several Republicans looking to take the seat of retiring incumbent Republican Rep. Rob Woodall, who last year squeaked out a 419-vote victory over Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux in what became one of the closest House races in the country.

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Huffington Post: A Primary Backer Of Georgia’s Strict Anti-Abortion Law Is Running For Congress

“Renee Unterman is a direct threat to women ― to our health and to our fundamental right to control our own bodies,” Carolyn Bourdeaux, former state Senate budget director and a Democrat who’s vying for the same seat, said in a statement. “Senator Unterman is the architect of the law that would subject women and their doctors to criminal prosecution and lengthy prison sentences for terminating a pregnancy. Renee is out of step with the people of the 7th district, and we will not give her a platform to take her agenda to Washington.”

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Press Release: Carolyn Bourdeaux Statement on Georgia abortion ban sponsor Renee Unterman’s candidacy for GA-07

On Thursday, Carolyn Bourdeaux, Democratic candidate for Georgia’s 7th Congressional District, released the following statement responding to Renee Unterman’s long-expected entry into the race for Georgia’s 7th District.

“Renee Unterman is a direct threat to women — to our health and to our fundamental right to control our own bodies. Senator Unterman is the architect of the law that would subject women and their doctors to criminal prosecution and lengthy prison sentences for terminating a pregnancy. Renee is out of step with the people of the 7th district, and we will not give her a platform to take her agenda to Washington,” said Carolyn Bourdeaux.

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CBS 46: Tension builds in District 7 race

“And here is a political candidate essentially saying he is going to treat his opponents like terrorists and then pulls out a gun and shoots it,” Bourdeaux said.“What does that tell you? The obvious implication there is he is threatening to shoot people. At the most basic level.”

Bourdeaux called the imagery dangerous and inappropriate and wants it taken down. Floyd said that is not his intended message.

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