AJC: Bourdeaux Stepping Up Attacks

Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux is stepping up her attacks against U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall, R-Lawrenceville, on one of the core issues of her campaign. The Georgia State University professor hosted a press conference yesterday in which she assailed the four-term congressman for voting repeatedly to repeal Obamacare.

Echoing comments from a recent candidate forum, she argued Woodall “has done nothing to defend people with preexisting conditions, even in the face of this life or death threat.”

Woodall rejected the idea that supporting Obamacare was the only way to protect people with preexisting conditions. “I supported a plan in the House to protect all families with pre-existing conditions and couldn't get a single Democratic vote,” he said Tuesday. “This is about liberal Democrats and their pursuit of socialized medicine.”

Last night, we asked Woodall’s spokesman to point us to the legislation cited by the congressman, but had not heard back as of this morning.

Jake Best