Bourdeaux launches first ad in 7th Congressional District race
Democratic seventh Congressional District candidate Carolyn Bourdeaux launched her first television ad of the campaign this past week, days before she faces David Kim in a runoff for the seat.
“As we approach July 24, I remain focused on what this campaign has always been about: the people of Gwinnett and Forsyth, and our shared values of democracy, equality of opportunity and access to the American Dream,” Bourdeaux said.
“I started this campaign talking about the issues, and that’s how I intend to finish it. Providing affordable health care for everyone. Fighting for a world-class education system. Ensuring equal pay for equal work. Funding more public transit options. Fixing our broken immigration system, including a path to citizenship for DREAMers. Protecting a woman’s right to choose. At the end of the day, this is what matters, and this is what I will fight for every single day.”
The race between Bourdeaux and Kim has grown tense as they have taken shots at each other, starting even before the May 22 primary. Bourdeaux has gone after Kim for not voting in the 2016 elections, while he has gone after her for her role as director of the Georgia Senate’s budget office when austerity cuts were made by the state made in the late 2000s.
The release of Bourdeaux’s campaign ad came on the heels of the announcements that Peachtree Corners City Councilman Eric Christ, former Atlanta City Council President Cathy Woolard, Democratic House District 107 candidate Shelly Hutchinson and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers local union 613 had endorsed Bourdeaux in the runoff.
The winner of Tuesday’s runoff will face incumbent U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall, R-Ga., in November.