Press Release: Carolyn Bourdeaux raises over $1 million in 3rd quarter

Suwanee, Georgia -- Today, Carolyn Bourdeaux, Democratic Nominee for Georgia’s 7th Congressional District, announced that she raised over $1 million in the 3rd quarter, all without taking any corporate PAC money.

Between July 1 and October 1, the campaign raised $1,074,000. Bourdeaux did not become the Democratic nominee until she won the July 24 primary runoff, however, so she amassed over $1 million in roughly two months.

Bourdeaux raised more in the 3rd quarter than Rep. Rob Woodall has raised this entire cycle.

Woodall raised $294,465 in the quarter, with around 50 percent of his contributions coming from PACs. His total for the cycle is $1,031,600.

Bourdeaux had over 3,500 individual donors in the 3rd quarter, and over 5,700 donors throughout the entire cycle. The average contribution in the 3rd quarter was less $250.

“I am deeply grateful for the support of so many and remain committed to carrying the banner for the middle class families that are making this campaign work,” Bourdeaux said. “I’ll keep fighting to make health care affordable, to end the corruption in Washington, and to invest in our children and our future.”

Carolyn Bourdeaux was the founding director of Georgia State’s Center on State and Local Finance. She served as director of the Georgia Senate Budget and Evaluation Office and was a legislative aide to U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D- OR). She earned degrees in history and economics from Yale University, a Master’s degree in public administration at the University of Southern California and her Ph.D. in public administration at Syracuse University, focusing on public finance. In 2003, she moved to Georgia State University to teach at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. In 2013, she was elected to serve as chair of the national Association for Budgeting and Financial Management.

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Jake Best