Stacey Abrams Launches Campaign for Georgia Governor

Stacey Abrams, the Democrat who came within striking distance of winning the Georgia governor’s mansion in 2018, announced on Wednesday that she would run once again to be the state’s chief executive. 

Abrams has been expected for months to launch a second bid for governor. No other Democrat has entered the Georgia gubernatorial race and with Abrams’s announcement on Wednesday, it’s unlikely that any other candidate will seek the party’s nomination. 

She has been an outspoken advocate for new federal voting rights legislation, as well as a particularly vocal critic of recent efforts by Republican-controlled state legislatures to impose new voting restrictions.

Her candidacy sets the stage for one of the most competitive governor’s races of the 2022 midterm elections. It also tees up a potential rematch with Kemp, though he’ll first have to make it through a primary of his own.

A handful of Republicans have launched primary campaigns against Kemp so far. While he has yet to draw a heavyweight challenger, former Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) is said to be considering a run for governor. If he does, Kemp could be in for a long and bruising primary campaign.

Despite Abrams’s broad popularity among Democrats and proven fundraising ability, she’s heading into the 2022 governor’s race amid a difficult political environment for her party.

Unlike in 2018 when Republicans controlled Washington, Democrats now hold the White House and majorities in both chambers of Congress. What’s more, Biden’s approval rating has plummeted in recent months and polling shows that most Americans believe the country is on the wrong track.

Antjuan Seawright, a Democratic strategist, said that those political headwinds will inevitably affect the kind of campaign Abrams will have to run if she hopes to flip the Georgia governor’s mansion next year.

“What happens upstream is going to matter downstream,” Seawright said. “There are some factors that are out of her control that she has to consider in the process.”

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  1. Are you kidding me? This idiot could not even tie her own shoes! She will lose any election including dog catcher! What a piece of work! Ignorant racist anti-American fool!

  2. Not again! She will still not accept the results once she LOSES AGAIN! “Democrats Savior?” She’s more the “Democrats Laughingstock and Embarrassment”

  3. What is she going to do when she loses? Go to court to declare herself as the winner? What a laughingstock!

  4. Theres a waste but look what they did already for senator. So who knows, she might win. What a shame.

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