Yesterday, state Rep. Pete Marin (D-Duluth) indicated that he will not run for Congress next year. This is a major plus for 2018 Democratic nominee Carolyn Bourdeaux, who held retiring incumbent Rep. Rob Woodall (R-Lawrenceville) to a 419-vote victory. Several other Democrats are still considering running, however, including state Reps. Sam Park (D-Lawrenceville) and Brenda Lopez (D-Norcross).
Republicans will have an active candidate field as they work to hold what has been a reliable GOP seat. Eight Republicans, including four sitting and former state legislators, are reported to be considering entering the open seat race.
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