Carolyn Bourdeaux, left, a 7th Congressional District Democratic candidate, greets voters Deborah Teitsman and Carolyn Sudberry at a United Peachtree Corners Civic Association event on Monday in Peachtree Corners. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

Emily’s List endorses Bourdeaux, McBath for Congress in Georgia

Georgia congressional candidates Lucy McBath and Carolyn Bourdeaux on Thursday picked up endorsements from Emily’s List, a political action committee that backs Democratic women who support abortion rights.

In endorsing McBath for the 6th Congressional District, the PAC cited her work as a prominent gun control activist, calling her a “hardworking mother who a was drawn to social justice advocacy through personal experience and a passion for change.” The Marietta resident, whose 17-year-old son was gunned down six years ago outside a Florida convenience store, is aiming for Roswell Congresswoman Karen Handel’s seat.

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Highlights of Georgia Democratic poll About half of likely Democratic voters still haven’t decided who to support in next month’s primary. Of those who have decided, one-third of voters backed Stacey Abrams while about 15 percent support Stacey Evans. Voters have even less knowledge about the race for lieutenant governor. A whopping 70 percent of the Democratic electorate was undecided. President Donald Trump’s approval rating among Democrats stands at 7 percent. About 9 in 10 Democrats disapprove

A Suwanee resident who has taught public management and policy at Georgia State University, Bourdeaux is seeking Lawrenceville Congressman Rob Woodall’s 7th District seat. The PAC called Bourdeaux, who has outraised Woodall in campaign contributions so far this year, “an experienced leader whose lifelong commitment to public service has prepared her to be a voice for Forsyth and Gwinnett county families in Congress.”

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Emily’s List says it has raised $500 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates.

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