Dem challenger concedes to incumbent Woodall in Georgia's 7th District

Dem challenger concedes to incumbent Woodall in Georgia's 7th District
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Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux conceded her bid for Georgia’s Seventh Congressional District on Wednesday against incumbent Rep. Rob WoodallWilliam (Rob) Robert WoodallHere are the lawmakers who aren't seeking reelection in 2020 House Democrats target 2020 GOP incumbents in new ad The House Republicans and Democrats not seeking reelection in 2020 MORE (R-Ga.), more than two weeks after Election Day.

Bourdeaux announced her concession in a post on Twitter late Wednesday afternoon.

"We have come to the end of the road in this particular campaign. I congratulate @RepRobWoodall on his victory & wish him all the best in his work to represent #GA07," she wrote. "While this election might not have gone the way we wanted, we have achieved an incredible amount."

Bourdeaux's concession came after election workers concluded a recount effort Wednesday according to local NBC affiliate, WXIA-TV.

Democrats had eyed the district as having the potential to flip from red to blue, but Woodall ultimately beat out his challengers, keeping the House seat in GOP control.


Pundits had pointed to the changing demographics of the district, which President TrumpDonald John TrumpStates slashed 4,400 environmental agency jobs in past decade: study Biden hammers Trump over video of world leaders mocking him Iran building hidden arsenal of short-range ballistic missiles in Iraq: report MORE won in 2016, as a reason Democrats could secure the seat.

Bourdeaux, a professor at Georgia State University, outraised her GOP opponent by $1 million. She and Democratic rival David Kim went to a primary runoff in July, which Bourdeaux won with about 52 percent of the vote.

Woodall hadn’t faced a serious challenge since he took office in 2011.