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

Carolyn Bourdeaux picked up significant endorsements from fellow Democrats this past week in her bid to unseat U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall, R-Ga.

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.

“Carolyn Bourdeaux is the kind of leader we need representing our state in Congress,” Abrams said. “Her commitment to expanding access to health care, ensuring our students can afford higher education, and building a strong economy is proof that she is focused on the issues that matter most to Georgia families.”

Bourdeaux is the founding director of Georgia State University’s Center on State and Local Finance and a former director of the Georgia Senate Budget and Evaluation Office. She also previously served as a legislative aide to U.S. Sen. Rod Wyden, D-Ore.

“Having run against Carolyn myself, let me tell you: there is no doubt in my mind that she can beat Rob Woodall in November,” Pham said in an email to supporters on Friday. “Her qualifications are impeccable, her knowledge of policy is encyclopedic, and her work ethic is inexhaustible.

“She also cares deeply about the same issues we do: making our healthcare affordable, our immigration policies compassionate, and our gun laws sensible. To me, that makes her Phamily. That’s why I’m asking you to support her like Phamily.”

Jake Best