Carolyn Bourdeaux ran as the Democratic candidate for Georgia's 7th Congressional District. She challenged incumbent U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall, R-Lawrenceville. As of this video's publishing, it is unclear who won their race. Bourdeaux graduated from Yale, the University of Southern California and Syracuse. She ran the Georgia Senate budget office. Bourdeaux works as a professor at Georgia State. She supports expanding Medicaid, a public option and universal preschool.
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Election 2020: Bourdeaux is officially the Democratic nominee in the 7th

One week later, Carolyn Bourdeaux has officially been declared the winner of the Democratic primary in Congressional District 7.

Initially, the Associated Press said that the race would have to be settled in an August runoff. Then, as Gwinnett and Forsyth counties posted more elections results including the tabulation of absentee ballots, it became clear that Bourdeaux had won the primary outright.

The AP’s updated call of the race was first published by The Hill.

Bourdeaux on Monday declared herself the primary winner, saying enough votes had been tabulated to give her confidence that she is the victor. Now it’s official.

She and fellow Democrats have already begun to focus on Republican Rich McCormick, who is his party’s nominee for the seat. Republicans are anxious to keep control of the seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall.

Bourdeaux came close to beating Woodall in 2018. Democrats believe that the changing demographics in this suburban Atlanta seat make it one they can win in November.

More: Bourdeaux declares victory in District 7 primary

Also: A running list of results in Georgia federal races

Related: Election 2020: AJC Election results June 9, 2020

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Tia Mitchell
Tia Mitchell
Tia Mitchell is the AJC’s Washington correspondent.
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