Defeated Dems Turn Their Attention to Georgia’s 7th District
July 31, 2017
Democrats failed to flip Georgia’s sixth district this past June with their $26 million attempt to install Jon Ossoff in HHS Sec. Tom Price’s former congressional seat. But that isn’t stopping them from targeting another long-time GOP stronghold in Georgia in the upcoming 2018 mid-term elections. State Democrats are jumping behind David Kim’s candidacy in hopes of dislodging four-term Republican incumbent Rob Woodall as representative of the state’s 7th district. However, unlike the 6th district special election, this time Democrats will not be vying for an open seat, and will not have a record-setting multi-million dollar war-chest. As of July 20th, Kim had raised $260,000, according to the AJC.
“The Jon Ossoff model, to be fair, is to have absolutely no record at all and to find somebody willing to pay $30 million to help you,” Woodall said in an interview. “That is absolutely a powerful model. That is not what we’re going to have in the 7th District of Georgia.”
Woodall won reelection in 2016 with 60.4% of the vote, defeating Democratic candidate Rashid Malik.