Gwinnett Daily Post: Democratic group adds Bourdeaux to list of top candidates

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is increasing its aim on the target that it put on the 7th Congressional District seat last year, adding Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux to a list of candidates in what the group considers top-tier races.

Bourdeaux is now part of the DCCC’s Red to Blue Program, which focuses on supporting candidates who the committee feels have a high chance of flipping Republican-held seats in Congress in November.

“A teacher and public servant, Carolyn Bourdeaux has never sat on the sidelines in the face of a problem, and now is no different,” DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Lujan said in a statement. “It is clear that Carolyn has put together a strong, people-driven campaign, and her impressive finish in the competitive primary showed she has what it takes to give the people of Georgia’s 7th Congressional District a real voice in Congress.”

By virtue of being added to the program, Bourdeaux will receive organizational and fundraising assistance from the DCCC. Staff resources, candidate training and strategic guidance will also be offered to Bourdeaux’s camp, according to her campaign.

“Our district is ready for a leader who will always put our needs first,” Bourdeaux said. “I am ready to fight for quality, affordable health care, a world-class public education system, and a government that is accountable to the people, not the special interests. It’s an honor to join the Red to Blue program. I look forward to flipping this seat in November.”

Jake Best