Bourdeaux’s momentum – One candidate Woodall will likely be watching very closely is Democratic challenger Carolyn Bourdeaux. The Georgia State University professor and first-time candidate again outraised him in April, as she did in the first three months of the year.
Southern Political Report: "Carolyn Bourdeaux, a former professor at Georgia State University, is an early favorite for the Democratic nomination. . . She has the support of Democratic loyalists and women’s groups; US Rep. Hank Johnson (D), whose district is adjacent to the 7th, has endorsed Bourdeaux.
A few miles to the east, Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux proved to be the breakout fundraiser in the first 7th District filings for 2018. The Georgia State University professor brought in $219,000, besting Woodall and more than doubling the haul of the next-strongest Democratic fundraiser.
Carolyn Bourdeaux, one of six Democrats vying to unseat U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall this fall, scooped up the endorsement of former U.S. senator Max Cleland on Thursday. Cleland touted Bourdeaux’s health care and economic platform in his endorsement. The GSU professor also has the backing of U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Lithonia, and former U.N. ambassador Andrew Young.
Seventh Congressional District candidate Carolyn Bourdeaux has received a high-profile endorsement from a former Georgia secretary of state and U.S. senator in her bid to unseat Rep. Rob Woodall, R-Ga.