Former President Barack Obama will visit Atlanta this week to campaign for four Democratic candidates, including 7th Congressional District Candidate Carolyn Bourdeaux and gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.
WASHINGTON — Two years ago, U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall cruised to reelection in his Gwinnett and Forsyth-based House district, easily defeating a Democrat who challenged him on a shoestring budget.
The financial picture couldn’t be more different in 2018. His current Democratic opponent Carolyn Bourdeaux has consistently clobbered him in fundraising, and on Tuesday her campaign said it outraised the Lawrenceville Republican’s by a margin of more than three to one between July and October.
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.
Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux entered the 7th District congressional race last year with a health care-focused message that drew heavily from her family’s own experience with sky-high medical bills. Now U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall’s opponent is making clear she plans to double down on the subject in the weeks leading up to the election.
Political newcomer Carolyn Bourdeaux says one of the big pushes bringing her into the arena is healthcare reform. "We have 110,000 people in the 7th Congressional District without health insurance and that's just unacceptable."
Georgia’s 7th Congressional district is now the second-most Republican-leaning seat considered to be a true toss-up in our model. The district is 9 percentage points more Republican than the nation as a whole, according to the venerable Cook Partisan Voting Index. The reality on the ground has been muddied by a surprisingly hot contest, says Alex Alduncin, a data scientist for 0ptimus.