Stacey Abrams has officially announced that she will be running for governor in the southern state of Georgia.
This possibly means Abrams will be going head-to-head once again with Republican Gov. Brian Kemp. If Abrams wins, she will become the first Black governor in Georgia. She would also make history as the first Black woman elected governor in U.S. history.
“I’m running for Governor because opportunity in our state shouldn’t be determined by ZIP code, background or access to power,” Abrams said in a tweet, which was accompanied by an announcement video.
“That’s the job of governor — to fight for one Georgia, our Georgia,” the popular Democrat said in her announcement video. “And now, it is time to get the job done.”
Abrams took Kemp on in the battle for governor of Georgia in 2018. The election was marred by allegations of voter suppression by Georgians, who faced several hurdles while attempting to vote.
Since then, she has put off her clout behind ending voter suppression and emboldening voter rights for Georgians. Last year, she was credited with flipping the state of Georgia blue — something which had not been done in almost three decades… since Georgia handed its 16 electoral votes to Democratic president Bill Clinton in 1992.
Kemp is readying for battle.
“Next November’s election for governor is a battle for the soul of our state,” he said. “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.”
Can Georgia flip Georgia all the way blue?
She’s already kind of received an endorsement from Donald Trump.