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NORFOLK, VA - OCTOBER 17: Former US Representative and voting rights activist Stacey Abrams is introduced before speaking at a Souls to the Polls rally supporting Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on October 17, 2021 in Norfolk, Virginia. Virginia will hold gubernatorial and local elections on November 2. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

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:

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: