A Former U.S. President is Throwing His Support Behind Abrams

Jean Ross
August 01, 2018 - 1:45 pm

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As the race for Georgia Governor ramps up, Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Stacey Abrams has picked up an endorsement from a former U.S. President. Abrams has picked up the support of President Barack Obama. In a press release sent out by the Abrams for Governor campaign, President Obama said Abrams is the candidate to unify Georgia.

“I am so excited to endorse Stacey Abrams for Governor of Georgia.  She’s not running a campaign built on division or distraction; she’s running to lead one Georgia where everybody has opportunity, and everybody’s voice is heard.  And she’s got the record of building consensus that shows she can deliver – with good jobs, great public education, expanded Medicaid, and secure, affordable health insurance for everyone.  In a time when too many folks are focused simply on how to win an election, Stacey’s somebody who cares about something more important: why we should. That’s the kind of politics we should practice.  That’s why I’m proud to give Stacey Abrams my support.”

Abrams is running in a historic race to become the first female African American Governor in the United States. 

“It is a profound honor to receive President Obama’s endorsement,” said Democratic nominee for governor of Georgia Stacey Abrams. “President Obama’s legacy is marked by integrity, a deep commitment to service, and an ability to find solutions that put the well-being of people first. I am grateful for his support as I continue a campaign for governor grounded in hope, optimism, and a boundless belief that we can do more to make sure every family in Georgia has the opportunity to thrive.” 

Abrams Republican opponent former Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp received the endorsement of President Donald Trump in his run off victory over former Georgia Lt. Governor Casey Cagle. 

Election day is November 6, 2018.