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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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GEORGIA 7TH: A LOOK AT WHO COULD RUN

AJC | Tamar Hallerman & Greg Bluestein: The GSU public policy professor and former state budget official was a political neophyte when she announced her bid to challenge Woodall in 2017. After emerging from a testy Democratic primary runoff, Bourdeaux proved to be a formidable fundraiser as she campaigned on a health care-focused platform.

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Miko DoughertyIn the News
BACK AGAIN: CAROLYN BOURDEAUX TO SEEK 7TH DISTRICT SEAT

Forsyth County News | Kelly Whitmire: “Now is the time to get back in the fight and flip this seat,” Bourdeaux said. “This is bigger than us -- we are fighting for the country we believe in, and I am proud to have such a diverse and strong coalition lend me their support. Together, we’re going to show the nation that the 7th district is ready for new leadership.”

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GEORGIA GOP REP. ROB WOODALL SAYS HE WON’T RUN IN 2020

Associated Press | Russ Bynum: Bourdeaux had planned to seek a rematch with Woodall and will run for his open seat in 2020, said Jake Best, the Democrat’s campaign spokesman. A professor of public management and policy at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Bourdeaux once worked at the state Capitol as director of Georgia’s Senate Budget and Evaluation Office.

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Miko DoughertyIn the News