February, 12th 2019 • Press Release
For Immediate Release
February 12, 2018
Contact: Jake Best
Carolyn Bourdeaux Officially Files to Run Again for 7th Congressional District After Closest U.S. House Race in the Country
Since she confirmed her plans to run again for Georgia’s 7th Congressional District last Thursday, Bourdeaux saw an outpouring of support from key elected officials and allies, including Amb. Andrew Young, Congressman Hank Johnson, Retired Sen. Max Cleland, and 9 members of the Georgia state legislature.
Suwanee, Georgia -- This morning, Carolyn Bourdeaux officially filed with the FEC as a candidate for Georgia’s 7th Congressional District.
Bourdeaux was the 2018 Democratic Nominee for the seat, earning the support of over 140,000 7th district residents, the most votes any Democrat has ever received. She came within 433 votes, or 0.16 percent, of defeating Rep. Rob Woodall, marking the closest U.S. House race of the 2018 midterm cycle.
Just last week, Woodall announced his retirement, creating an open seat in the 2020 election.
Bourdeaux begins her second bid for Congress with an impressive list of early endorsements, including Ambassador Andrew Young, Congressman Hank Johnson, Retired Senator Max Cleland, 9 Georgia state legislators and several local community leaders. You can find a complete list of supporters here: www.carolyn4congress.com/supporters
“I am proud to formally announce that I am running again as a champion of the people of the 7th district,” Bourdeaux said. “We brought this district from an afterthought to the forefront of the political world by focusing on building community and tackling our toughest challenges, together.
“I am the daughter of public school teachers, both of whom instilled in me the value of public service and giving back to your community. I want to show my son, and all of our children, that if you don’t succeed the first time, keep fighting. And that is what we are doing today -- getting back in the fight for the country we believe in. ”
“I will bring my record of bipartisanship to Congress to actually get things done and will always look for ways to solve our common problems and make our democracy work for all of us. In 2018, we started a movement that will not to stop. We are standing up for quality, affordable health care, a world-class education system, and a government that works for us. And in 2020, I look forward to making that movement a reality for all of us.”
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