7th Congressional District Candidate Carolyn Bourdeaux, who is running against U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall, R-Ga, speaks to supporters at her election night party at Farmhouse 17, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Norcross, Ga. Branden Camp/Special
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Bourdeaux gets key backup in bid to flip Georgia 7th

Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux is getting some timely reinforcements after sealing the party’s nomination in her second bid to flip a Republican-held suburban Atlanta district.

Cheri Bustos of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee said Thursday that Bourdeaux was tapped to the group’s “Red to Blue” program that promises to steer resources to the Gwinnett-based district. 

And the powerful Emily’s List PAC endorsed Bourdeaux this week, vowing to “help her across the finish line” in her campaign against Republican Rich McCormick, an emergency room physician who also won his primary without a runoff. 

Bourdeaux is making another run at the district two years after narrowly losing to U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall in the nation’s tightest U.S. House election in 2018. 

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Greg Bluestein
Greg Bluestein
Greg Bluestein is a political reporter who covers the governor's office and state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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