Stacey Abrams Wins Georgia Bid To Become First Black Female Governor In U.S.
Black people have done it again, showed their power in numbers and now we have Stacey Abrams geared up to make history and we all get to not only watch but aid in getting her to her thrown! The last time a Democrat was elected governor of Georgia was 20 years ago. Georgia, while not as red as Alabama, is still red.
The thing that makes Abrams real to me is the fact that she defies all the odds. Stacey Abrams—like 80 percent of Americans—is in debt. And that fact alone had people thinking that would ruin her shot at making history. In March, Abrams submitted financial-disclosure documents revealing that she owes more than $50,000 to the IRS (she is on a repayment plan) and also carries more than $170,000 in credit-card debt. Should she win the nomination, you can bet that her Republican opponent, as the Atlanta Journal-Constitution already has, will paint her as someone who cannot be trusted with the finances of the state if she cannot even keep her own financial house in order.
No weapon formed shall prosper…..
(NBC) Stacey Abrams easily defeated Stacey Evans in the Georgia Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday that attracted national attention. Now, Abrams will attempt to make history by becoming the nation’s first black female governor — and Georgia’s first woman governor — by winning the general election in November in a state that Republicans still dominate.
“We are writing the next chapter of Georgia history, where no one is unseen, no one is unheard and no one is uninspired,” Abrams told supporters in Atlanta Tuesday night at her victory party. “Now let’s go get it done.”
Evans quickly backed Abrams, declaring that Democrats must “find a unified voice to rally against Trump.”
Abrams had about three-quarters of the vote with 70 percent of precincts reporting, 270,894 votes to 87,743 for Evans. The GOP had its own contentious gubernatorial primary Tuesday, which is headed for a July 24 runoff, giving Abrams a head start.