Gwinnett Daily Post | Curt Yeomans

Endorsements already coming in for Bourdeaux

A day after news broke that Carolyn Bourdeaux is planning to announce she will run again as a Democrat for what will be an open 7th Congressional District seat, her campaign said endorsements are already starting to come in.

Bourdeaux spokesman Jake Best said the college professor — who narrowly lost to U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall in November — has already received endorsements for her 2020 bid from former U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young, U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, State Reps. Dewey McClain, Jasmine Clarke, Shelly Hutchinson, Gregg Kennard, Mary Margaret Oliver and Park Cannon, filmmaker and former 6th Congressional District candidate Jon Ossoff, Peachtree Corners City Councilman Eric Christ and former 7th Congressional District candidates Steve Reilly and Doug Heckman.

The 7th Congressional District race blew wide open Thursday when Woodall announced he would not run for re-election next year. Bourdeaux and attorney Marqus Cole are the only Democrats who have so far announced plans to run for the office.

Several Republicans have been suggested as possible candidates, but no one has formally announced their candidacy yet.

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