The closeness of the 7th District race last November in the Atlanta suburbs has engendered much political change. The 419-vote difference race has led to Rep. Rob Woodall (R-Lawrenceville) already announcing his retirement, while four Democrats, including 2018 nominee Carolyn Bourdeaux, have already declared their candidacies.
Now, a fifth contender has emerged. Fulton County Commission chairman John Eaves (D) made his congressional announcement over the weekend. It is likely we will see more step forward in the lengthy remaining interval between now and Georgia’s candidate filing exactly a year from now. Democratic State Reps. Brenda Lopez (D-Norcross), Pete Marin (Duluth), and Sam Park (D-Lawrenceville) have all signaled interest. Eight Republicans, mostly state legislators, also confirm they are at least considering entering the open congressional contest.
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