Over the weekend, state Rep. Brenda Lopez (D-Norcross), who originally indicated she wouldn’t run for Congress, has changed her mind and announced her candidacy. She becomes the sixth Democrat to enter the open seat race. The field includes 2018 nominee Carolyn Bourdeaux who lost the general election by a scant 419 votes, the closest raw vote election in the country.
Aside from Ms. Bourdeaux, former Fulton County Commission chairman John Eaves and now Rep. Lopez look to comprise the Democratic primary’s top tier. Chain business owner David Kim, who lost a close primary to Ms. Bourdeaux two years ago, is also returning to run again.
Rep. Rob Woodall (R-Lawrenceville) is retiring. A large Republican field is also expected, but so far only one person, businesswoman Lynne Homrich, has announced.
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