Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., announced Wednesday that she supports Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, who could become the first African-American woman nominated for governor by the Democratic Party. "Stacey Abrams is a leader who believes that Georgia's potential is limitless if we work together to uplift every family," Harris said in a statement, according to BuzzFeed News. "From her efforts on criminal justice reform and voting rights to blocking Republican attempts to undermine the economic security of working families, Abrams has a proven track record of achieving progress." Abrams, a former state representative, has also won the endorsements of Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., EMILY's List, and Planned Parenthood, among others. Her only opponent in the Democratic Party primary is former state Rep. Stacey Evans, according to Ballotpedia. While Abrams has more support among nationally-known Democrats like Lewis, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, and former congresswoman Gabby … [Read more...] about Kamala Harris Endorses Stacey Abrams for Governor of Georgia
POLITICS 05/22/2018 09:38 pm ET If elected, the former party leader in the state legislature would be the nation’s first black female governor. By Daniel Marans 7.2k Stacey Abrams won the Democratic nomination for governor of Georgia on Tuesday, delivering a victory for the national liberal groups and elected officials who backed her historic bid. If elected in November, the 44-year-old Abrams would be Georgia’s first woman governor and the nation’s first black woman at the helm of a state. She previously served 10 years in the Georgia House, and for much of that time was her party’s leader in the chamber. Her primary win reflects the increasingly diverse makeup of the state’s Democratic voters, as well as the party’s turn toward a more base-centric strategy. The landmark nature of her candidacy attracted a surge of national attention and resources that helped her clinch the nomination, according to Kerwin Swint, a … [Read more...] about Stacey Abrams Wins Democratic Primary For Georgia Governor
Stacey Abrams, winner of Georgia's Democratic primary for governor, said the state being traditionally a deep-red Republican state will not be a roadblock to her becoming governor.CNN's "New Day." "We're not going to win trying to put together the old guard coalition. We have a new opportunity because Georgia has changed dramatically in the last 15 years. And we know that if we take advantage of that change, we can actually get to victory," Abrams said. President Donald Trump carried 51 percent of votes in Georgia during the presidential election in 2016, CNN reported. Abrams won the primary to become Georgia's first female governor nominee from either party. A number of senators endorsed Abrams during her campaign, including Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Cory Booker, D-Ariz., CNN reported. … [Read more...] about Stacey Abrams: Georgia Not Red State, ‘Just a Little Confused’
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader The Fix Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Amber Phillips May 23 at 12:07 PM Email the author Democrats across the country are absolutely thrilled Stacey Abrams is their candidate for governor in Georgia this November. If she wins, the state House minority leader would be the first black female governor of any state. If she wins. On paper, Abrams faces an uphill battle to the open seat in the governor's mansion. This is Georgia, after all. Democrats have not been a major player in statewide politics in Georgia … [Read more...] about Democrat Stacey Abrams just made history in Georgia’s governor’s race. But can she actually win?
Stacey Abrams is the Democratic nominee for the governor of Georgia. Christopher Aluka Berry/Reuters Stacey Abrams, 44, easily won the Democratic nomination in Tuesday's primary. But she has a tough road ahead in the general election. ATLANTA (AP) — She's a Yale-educated attorney and a romance novelist who served a decade in the Georgia Legislature. Now Stacey Abrams has gained a shot at becoming the first black woman elected governor in US history. Abrams, 44, easily won the Democratic nomination in Tuesday's primary, and strong turnout among Democrats has fueled hopes she can take back the governor's mansion in November in a state where Republicans hold every statewide office from US senator to insurance commissioner. "We are writing the next chapter of Georgia's future, where no one is unseen, no one is unheard and no one is uninspired," Abrams said in her victory speech late Tuesday after defeating fellow Democrat and former legislative colleague Stacey … [Read more...] about Stacey Abrams could become America’s first black female governor, but she has a tough road ahead