Carolyn Bourdeaux defeats Rich McCormick in Georgia’s 7th Congressional District

Carolyn Bourdeaux (D) defeated Rich McCormick (R) in the general election for Georgia’s 7th Congressional District. Incumbent Rep. Rob Woodall (R), first elected in 2010, did not run for re-election.

This was the second time Bourdeaux ran in the district. In 2018, she lost the election to Woodall by 433 votes—50.1% to 49.9%. Bordeaux is a professor at the Andrew Young School of Public Policy and a former Director of Georgia’s Senate Budget and Evaluation Office.

Heading into the election, Democrats had a 232-197 majority in the House. Republicans need to win a net 21 seats to win control of the chamber. We’ve called 408 races so far. Democrats won 212 seats and Republicans won 196. So far, 11 seats have changed party hands. Republicans won seven seats currently held by Democrats and one held by a Libertarian. Democrats won three seats held by Republicans.