Georgia One Step Closer to First Black Female Governor

Georgia One Step Closer to First Black Female Governor

Stacey Abrams wants to be the United States’ first black female governor—and she just might succeed. The former Georgia House minority leader defeated primary opponent Stacey Evans Tuesday night as she amassed a massive early lead of almost 50 points, bringing her one step closer to breaking a new barrier for the state’s gubernatorial office. Abrams’s win had long been forecasted by the national attention her campaign received from the outset: She’s earned support from sitting members of Congress like Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Georgia Representative John Lewis; from national women’s groups like EMILY’s List, Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America; and, on Monday, from Hillary Clinton . With this robust backing, Abrams raised over $3.3 million , and got ahead of Evans by nearly 20 points before crossing the finish line at the polls on Tuesday. It was no photo finish. Cost of Installing Solar Panels Abrams’s win could be a sign the Democratic Party is ready to turn over the keys to black women, who have long made up its core base, and, some say , have long been snubbed by the party establishment . This disconnect was thrown into shocking relief when, in December, 98 percent of black women voters cast ballots for Alabama Senator Doug Jones to help him defeat Roy Moore. After the exit polls were released, a chorus of voices called on Americans to " thank black women " for blocking the accused sexual predator from winning a Senate seat, But black […]

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