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Democrat Nominee for GA Governor Stacey Abrams: Now Is Our Time

Focused on winning in November and winning for Georgia

Maria Boynton
May 23, 2018 - 11:27 am

Stacey Abrams has made history, yet again. She is now the first black woman in the U.S. to be a major nominee for governor. When she was elected Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives in 2010, Abrams was the first woman to lead a party in the history of Georgia, and the first African American leader in the House of Representatives.

Abrams is the winner of the Democratic primary for Governor of Georgia. She defeated fellow democrat Stacey Evans with a whopping 76% of the vote. She and Evans, according to Abrams, spoke following last night's election, and will start working together. "Democrats win when we stand together", and also says Abrams, "when we push forward together, when we bring every independent thinker who wants to come along with us, but who shares our values."

So, how'd she win the democratic nomination? Abrams says by building "a broad diverse coalition of voters who understand now is our time." She won 153 out of 159 counties.

Abrams will face either Lt. Governor Casey Cagle or Secretary of State Brian Kemp in the General Election. The two republicans are in a runoff on July 24 to determine their party's nominee. The General Election is on November 6.

Over the next 6 months, Abrams says she'll be talking about making Georgia better. 

If she wins the November election, not only would she Georgia's first female governor, she'd be the first black elected governor of Georgia, along with the first black woman to govern any U.S. state.

The former Atlanta state representive says she cares about the Georgians who need their voices lifted up. "I know that our voices matter and I'm going to do everything in my power to make sure they're heard", Abrams adding, "if we lift up our voices, we win."