Democrat Stacey Abrams announced on Dec. 1 that she is running for Georgia governor again.
“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 her campaign video.
“If our Georgia is going to move to its next and greatest chapter, we are going to need leadership,” Abrams further said.
Abram’s 2022 bid for Georgia governor sets up a likely rematch against Republican Governor Brian Kemp to whom she lost by about 55,000 votes in 2018.
Kemp responded to Abram’s announcement on Twitter, saying that “her far-left agenda of open borders, gun confiscation, high taxes, and anti-law enforcement policies don’t reflect who we are as Georgians.”
Kemp called the election for Georgia governor was “a battle for the soul of our state.”
The rematch could become one of the most closely watched races in the United States.
In the 2018 race, Abrams accused Republicans of engaging in voter suppression, affecting mostly Black voters.
Republicans criticized Abrams for refusing to concede in the 2018 race.
“Let’s be clear — this is not a speech of concession. Concession means to acknowledge an action is right, true, or proper. As a woman of conscience and faith, I cannot concede that. But, my assessment is the law currently allows no further viable remedy,” Abrams said when she ended her 2018 campaign.
If Abrams wins the election next year, she would become Georgia’s first Black governor and the first Black woman to serve as governor in the U.S.
Abrams previously served as Georgia’s House minority leader.
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