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Wed Dec 1, 2021, 03:23 PM

BREAKING: Stacey Abrams is running for Georgia governor in 2022

Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Stacey Abrams launched a campaign for Georgia governor on Wednesday with a pledge to fight for economic equality and expand healthcare access, setting up a potential rematch against Republican Gov. Brian Kemp in one of the nation’s most competitive political battlegrounds.

The Democrat announced her campaign with a video that highlighted her work in the state since her narrow 2018 defeat to Kemp, along with a message that “opportunity and success in Georgia shouldn’t be determined by your ZIP code, background or access to power.”

Her decision, long expected by local Democrats, clears the way for what could be a titanic showdown between two longtime political rivals. That is, if Kemp survives a fight for the GOP nomination first.

Abrams lost to Kemp by less than 1.4 percentage points in 2018, the closest Georgia gubernatorial election in decades, and her refusal to concede defeat because of what she called an “erosion” of voting rights made her an icon to many Democrats and a villain to conservatives.


Read more: https://www.ajc.com/politics/politics-blog/breaking-stacey-abrams-is-running-for-georgia-governor-in-2022/VRUXXJSQWBBAXAZQZV72FLP4LM/




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Reply BREAKING: Stacey Abrams is running for Georgia governor in 2022 (Original post)
brooklynite Dec 1 OP
NJCher Dec 1 #1
Budi Dec 1 #2
brooklynite Dec 1 #5
Evolve Dammit Dec 1 #3
brush Dec 1 #4
Cattledog Dec 1 #12
brush Dec 1 #13
Marcuse Dec 1 #20
brush Dec 1 #24
japple Dec 1 #26
patphil Dec 1 #30
cadoman Dec 2 #42
brush Dec 2 #43
EmmaLee E Dec 2 #46
ZonkerHarris Dec 1 #6
Mysterian Dec 1 #7
peppertree Dec 1 #8
panader0 Dec 1 #9
peppertree Dec 1 #11
brush Dec 1 #15
peppertree Dec 1 #28
brush Dec 1 #37
peppertree Dec 1 #40
Tommymac Dec 2 #44
peppertree Dec 2 #45
BumRushDaShow Dec 1 #10
Wild blueberry Dec 1 #14
jmbar2 Dec 1 #16
gademocrat7 Dec 1 #17
H2O Man Dec 1 #18
iluvtennis Dec 1 #19
relayerbob Dec 1 #21
Volaris Dec 1 #22
BlancheSplanchnik Dec 1 #23
onetexan Dec 1 #38
CottonBear Dec 1 #25
UGADawg Dec 1 #27
secondwind Dec 1 #29
Laura PourMeADrink Dec 1 #31
Jazz Jon Dec 1 #32
JohnnyRingo Dec 1 #33
ShazzieB Dec 1 #34
JohnSJ Dec 1 #35
cstanleytech Dec 1 #36
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Dec 1 #39
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 03:25 PM

1. Let me be the first to say....

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 03:25 PM

2. Thank You Stacey Abrams. We are all behind your win in Georgia.

Where do we contribute?

Right here.


And Done.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 03:26 PM

3. Hear Hear!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 03:26 PM

4. Woohoo. She's formidable. Kemp knows he's in for a fight.

And she will get huge amounts of funding from around the nation, including from me.

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Response to brush (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 03:55 PM

12. Kemp may not be the nominee.

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Response to Cattledog (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 03:58 PM

13. You're aware he's the incumbent, right? The republicans are not in the habit of dumping incumbents.

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Response to brush (Reply #13)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 04:25 PM

20. True, but their leader has habits of his own. Revenge being one.

[link:https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/28/politics/trump-georgia-stacey-abrams-brian-kemp/index.html|

Donald Trump really doesn't like Brian Kemp. Like, a lot.

How little regard does Trump have for the current Republican governor? So little that in a campaign appearance in Georgia over the weekend, Trump sounded like he would be just fine with Stacey Abrams, Kemp's 2018 opponent, becoming governor in 2022.
"And Stacey Abrams, who still has not conceded, and that's OK," Trump said of the former state senator. "Stacey, would you like to take his place? It's OK with me."

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Response to Marcuse (Reply #20)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 04:36 PM

24. It's ok with me too but ditching an incumbent and skewing the race...

in favor of the Democratic candidate is not likely to happen in Georgia republican circles.

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Response to brush (Reply #13)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 04:58 PM

26. tRUMP is trying to get (former Senator) David Perdue to primary

Brian Kemp.

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Response to japple (Reply #26)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 05:15 PM

30. Works for me. A little blood letting in the Republican Primary may be worth watching.

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Response to brush (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 2, 2021, 09:43 AM

42. if you think they aren't dumping Kemp you haven't been paying attention



Abrams should do very well. She is an elite political talent.

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Response to cadoman (Reply #42)

Thu Dec 2, 2021, 09:54 AM

43. I'm in agreement about Stacey but she's not the question. I just don't think...

the republicans will dump an incumbent. And trump's influence is waning. The candidates he backs are consistent losers.

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Response to brush (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 2, 2021, 04:47 PM

46. She's formidable - and a draw for down ticket races

With other democrats in jeopardy, Abrams may bring a large turnout and help them all.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 03:31 PM

6. Let's do this!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 03:40 PM

7. She's a winner!

I hope to see her as President of the USA.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 03:42 PM

8. Sadly, they'll either beat her or cheat her

Probably the latter. It is their way, after all.

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Response to peppertree (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 03:47 PM

9. She will win. She's got a great organization in Georgia,

(see our two recently elected Senators--she helped that happen).
Mark my words, she will win.
Hell, she won last time....

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Response to panader0 (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 03:48 PM

11. Your words to God's ear

But you know how these Jim Crowers are:

Heads, I win; tails, you lose.

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Response to peppertree (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 04:03 PM

15. Were you not around when she pulled off the two senate run-offs in Georgia?

The two Democratic senators won. Her get-out-the-vote organization is a well-oiled machine and she'll be getting funding from all over the nation.'

Don't underestimate her as pessimism is not a good look.

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Response to brush (Reply #15)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 05:04 PM

28. Well, they took care of that "problem"



Sadly, Georgia won't have a man of integrity to administer the next election.

It just isn't done in today's Deep South - which is a lot like the old Deep South, but richer.

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Response to peppertree (Reply #28)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 07:42 PM

37. We'll see, won't we? Again, pessimism is not a good look.

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Response to brush (Reply #37)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 11:47 PM

40. I do hope you're right

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Response to peppertree (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 2, 2021, 11:34 AM

44. The spirit of Max Cleland will have her back.

That fine man was the victim of election shenanigans by the GOP and their rich donors in GA.

The Global scrutiny will be too intense for this to happen again, at least easily.

No - as long as the Grass Roots stays strong and We continue to support and fund these efforts Ms. Abrams will have a fair shot.

She is simply too strong a person and candidate.

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Response to Tommymac (Reply #44)

Thu Dec 2, 2021, 12:46 PM

45. Your words to God's ear

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 03:47 PM

10. Good!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 04:00 PM

14. Hurray!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 04:04 PM

16. She will show by example how Democrats can campaign and organize to win.

Thrilled by this news. Off to contribute. I want her to have a stellar first day of fundraising!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 04:10 PM

17. Voted for her in 2018.

Will contribute and vote for her in 2022. She is an amazing woman! We must GOTV.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 04:22 PM

18. Recommended.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 04:25 PM

19. Bravo!!! Will be donating to her campaign. n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 04:27 PM

21. She's going to turn our state blue!!!

YAY!!!!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 04:28 PM

22. Good! 4 years as gov and then a stint as DEM Comittiee Chair..

This is the 50 State Strategy IN ACTION.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 04:33 PM

23. WooHOOO!!

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #23)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 07:51 PM

38. Second that!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 04:44 PM

25. Boom! Yes! I'll be campaigning & voting for Abrams & Sen. Warnock,

along with the Democrats running for every constitutional state office, state Senators, state representatives, & the US Congress!

Every constitutional state office is on the Georgia ballot for 2022!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 05:03 PM

27. When Stacy and Warnock win, the Legislature will onerturn..........

the election.
They will use the new law passed a few months ago.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 05:14 PM

29. K&R for Stacey!!!!!!!!!!!! WE CAN DO THIS!!!!!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 05:20 PM

31. Probably the absolute best I will feel donating $ to! nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 05:27 PM

32. Excellent

This time she will win.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 06:13 PM

33. I would never doubt that woman's resolve.

If she says she can do something, give her room.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 06:13 PM

34. YAAAAYYYYY!!!!!

Not surprised by this, but very, very pleased. Good luck, Stacey!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 06:38 PM

35. I will definitely be donating to Stacy Abrams.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 06:44 PM

36. I hope she kicks the stuffing out of Kontemptible.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 09:15 PM

39. Great

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 2, 2021, 02:48 AM

41. bobsled

She and Walker need to get into a bobsled race.

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