AJC: House Democrats bolster Woodall challenger in 7th District

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the House’s campaign affiliate, on Friday announced it was adding Georgia State University Professor Carolyn Bourdeaux to its Red to Blue program, which provides fundraising and organizational support to what it sees as its most competitive recruits. 

The DCCC said Bourdeaux landed a spot in the program by “surpassing aggressive goals for grassroots engagement, local support, campaign organization and fundraising.”

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Jake Best
Bourdeaux Holds Early Lead Against Woodall in GA-07

Today, Carolyn Bourdeaux, Democratic nominee for Georgia’s 7th Congressional District, released a poll of the general election matchup, showing her with a slight lead in an overall dead heat with incumbent Rob Woodall.

The poll shows Bourdeaux leads Woodall 46 percent to 44 percent, with 10 percent of voters undecided. Tulchin Research conducted the poll between August 9 and 13, surveying 400 likely general election voters.

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Roll Call: Democratic Internal Poll Shows Dead Heat In Georgia’s 7th District

An internal poll from Rep. Rob Woodall’s Democratic challenger shows the Republican incumbent could be losing in Georgia’s 7th District.

The poll from Carolyn Bourdeaux’s campaign conducted by Tulchin Research between August 9 and August 13 surveyed 400 likely voters from landlines and cell phones.

Bourdeaux had the support of 46 percent of likely voters compared with Woodall’s 44 percent, but that margin is well within the 4.9 percentage point error wickets for the survey.

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AJC: Internal poll suggests tight congressional race in Atlanta’s suburbs

An internal poll released by the campaign of U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall’s opponent showcases just how bullish some Democrats are feeling this year about flipping congressional seats long held by Republicans in the Atlanta suburbs. 

Funded by Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux, the poll shows the Georgia State professor in a dead heat with the four-term GOP incumbent and a relatively high unfavorability rating for President Donald Trump in the 7th Congressional District, which includes portions of Gwinnett and Forsyth counties. 

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Gwinnett Daily Post: Stacey Abrams, Ethan Pham endorse Carolyn Bourdeaux in Seventh Congressional District race

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and Ethan Pham, one of Bourdeaux’s former opponents in the 7th Congressional District’s Democratic Primary, endorsed her this past week. They join a long list of endorsers that includes former Ambassador Andrew Young, U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, former U.S. Sen. Max Cleland and Peachtree Corners Councilman Eric Christ.

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AJC: Bourdeaux, McBath win Democratic nominations for U.S. House seats

A pair of first-time female candidates — one a prominent gun control activist, and the other a college professor — won the Democratic nomination for two suburban Atlanta congressional seats Tuesday, securing spots on the November ballot to face incumbent GOP Reps. Karen Handel and Rob Woodall … And in the state’s 7th Congressional District, which includes parts of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties, Georgia State University professor Carolyn Bourdeaux bested businessman David Kim for the nomination to face Woodall.

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The Hill: Bourdeaux wins Georgia Dem runoff, in latest win by female candidates

University professor Carolyn Bourdeaux won her Democratic House runoff in Georgia on Tuesday, becoming the latest woman to rack up a primary victory … Bourdeaux, a professor at Georgia State University, is projected to advance to the November election after beating Democratic rival David Kim, the son of South Korean immigrants and founder of a tutoring company, according to the Associated Press. 

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AJC- Bourdeaux Fundraising

Next door in the 7th District, Carolyn Bourdeaux pulled in $312,000 from May to the July 4 holiday. The Democrat’s campaign circulated a press release Friday crowing that she raised nearly 10 times as much as her runoff opponent David Kim. 

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AJC-Bourdeaux Momentum

Bourdeaux’s momentum – One candidate Woodall will likely be watching very closely is Democratic challenger Carolyn Bourdeaux. The Georgia State University professor and first-time candidate again outraised him in April, as she did in the first three months of the year.

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Miko Dougherty
Southern Political Report

Southern Political Report: "Carolyn Bourdeaux, a former professor at Georgia State University, is an early favorite for the Democratic nomination. . . She has the support of Democratic loyalists and women’s groups; US Rep. Hank Johnson (D), whose district is adjacent to the 7th, has endorsed Bourdeaux.

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Miko Dougherty
AJC Politics

A few miles to the east, Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux proved to be the breakout fundraiser in the first 7th District filings for 2018. The Georgia State University professor brought in $219,000, besting Woodall and more than doubling the haul of the next-strongest Democratic fundraiser.

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Miko Dougherty
AJC Politics

Carolyn Bourdeaux, one of six Democrats vying to unseat U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall this fall, scooped up the endorsement of former U.S. senator Max Cleland on Thursday. Cleland touted Bourdeaux’s health care and economic platform in his endorsement. The GSU professor also has the backing of U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Lithonia, and former U.N. ambassador Andrew Young. 

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