ATLANTA - After an hours-long recount in both Gwinnett and Forsyth counties, Carolyn Bourdeaux ended her bid for Congress.
Bourdeaux ran against incumbent Robb Woodall to represent Georgia's 7th district and after initial tallies, she trailed the Republican by just 419 votes.
Bourdeaux formally requested a recount on Tuesday and Georgia's interim Secretary of State Robyn Crittenden ordered one. The results, however, did not go in Bourdeaux's favor. In Gwinnett County she picked up one vote to Woodall's nine. In Forsyth County Woodall gained four votes and Bourdeaux lost one.
“I am grateful to every person who supported me along this journey. While we didn’t get the outcome we had hoped for in this election, we achieved an incredible amount,” Bourdeaux said in a statement. “This campaign was about more than me; it was about building community and working for change. We moved the needle in this district more than anyone thought possible. I congratulate Congressman Rob Woodall on his re-election and wish him all the best in his work on behalf of the people of the 7th Congressional district."