Georgia Governor Moves To Toss Up As Democrat Stacey Abrams Seeks Rematch

December 1, 2021

Democrat Stacey Abrams ended speculation on Wednesday and confirmed she will again run for governor of Georgia after falling just short in 2018. However, whether it will end up being a rematch with Republican Gov. Brian Kemp is yet to be seen, as he’s staring down a potentially divisive GOP primary egged on by former President Trump. With Abrams now officially in the race, our rating moves from Lean Republican to Toss Up.

Just over three years ago, Abrams lost by 54,723 votes. But the onetime state Senate minority leader’s campaign to become the first female African-American governor in U.S. history catapulted her to national fame and made her one of Democrats’ most sought-after national surrogates and a vocal voting rights advocate. After coming far closer than other Georgia Democrats had in recent years, she turned her attention to mobilizing and organizing voters, particularly Black voters, in the Peach State afterward through her Fair Fight group — work that helped President Biden capture the state’s 16 electoral votes for the first time in nearly three decades, along with upset

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