It was announced today (December 1), Stacey Abrams will be running for Georgia Governor in 2022.
In her campaign launch, Abrams pledges to fight for economic equality and expand healthcare access. This announcement will set up a potential rematch against Republican Gov. Brian Kemp.
Abrams posted this video to her Twitter account to make the announcement:
I’m running for Governor because opportunity in our state shouldn’t be determined by zip code, background or access to power. #gapol— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) December 1, 2021
Be a founding donor to my campaign:https://t.co/gk2lmBINfW pic.twitter.com/z14wUlo8ls
Abrams’ previous run against Kemp was a close one. She refused to concede, blaming an “erosion” of voting rights. Her decision to run again has been expected by Democrats for some time now.
If she wins, she would be the first Black governor in Georgia, and the first Black woman elected governor in U.S. history. Her win would also end a long string of Republican gubernatorial wins.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Governor Brian Kemp did post a response to the announcement in a string of tweets:
With Stacey Abrams in control, Georgia would have shut down, students would have been barred from their classrooms, and woke politics would be the law of the land and the lesson plan in our schools.— Brian Kemp (@BrianKempGA) December 1, 2021
Her far-left agenda of open borders, gun confiscation, high taxes, and anti-law enforcement policies don’t reflect who we are as Georgians.— Brian Kemp (@BrianKempGA) December 1, 2021
Next November’s election for Governor is a battle for the soul of our state. I’m in the fight against Stacey Abrams, the failed Biden agenda, and their woke allies to keep Georgia the best place to live, work, and raise a family.— Brian Kemp (@BrianKempGA) December 1, 2021