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Georgia Democrat raises $350,000 for 2nd congressional race

April 7, 2019

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia Democrat says she raised more than $350,000 in seven weeks after announcing she’ll run again for a congressional seat long held by Republicans.

Carolyn Bourdeaux launched her 2020 campaign for the 7th District seat in metro Atlanta almost immediately after Republican U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall revealed in February that he won’t seek re-election. A news release from Bourdeaux’s campaign says she received more than 1,000 individual donations in the first quarter.

Woodall defeated Bourdeaux by fewer than 450 votes last November. The Democratic challenger raised more money last year than the congressman, bringing in $2.9 million for her campaign.

No Republicans have announced 2020 campaigns for Woodall’s seat. Two other Democrats — Nabilah Islam and Marqus Cole — are challenging Bourdeaux for the party’s nomination.

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