After losing to Georgia Governor Brian Kemp in 2018, Democrat Stacey Abrams on Wednesday launched her second gubernatorial campaign.
Abrams will likely face an uphill battle in her quest to defeat Kemp, as Democrats lost key elections in Virginia and President Joe Biden’s approval numbers continue to decline.
Since her initial defeat, Abrams maintained that she did not lose to Kemp. The spotlight from the loss has allowed her to remain active in the national political landscape.
Furthermore, Abrams traveled to Virginia earlier this year to support the failed campaign of former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe.
Republicans, including Kemp, welcomed the potential match.
“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,” Kemp said in a tweet.
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
“Stacey Abrams is once again using Georgia to boost her own star while she plots a path toward her real career goal: President of the United States,” said RGA Spokesperson Maddie Anderson. “Abrams stands firmly on the side of the woke activists who cost Georgia millions in revenue all because Governor Brian Kemp made it a priority to protect lives and livelihoods, keep kids in school and in the classroom, let businesses stay open and grow their workforce, and make it easier to vote and harder to cheat. Over the past four years, Governor Kemp has exhibited courageous leadership for Georgians and guided his state through a turbulent time. Stacey Abrams spent her time touring the country in search of fame and fortune. The RGA looks forward to ensuring Abrams is once again soundly defeated.”
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