She announced her gubernatorial bid in a video posted on Twitter.
She tweeted, “I’m running for Governor because opportunity in our state shouldn’t be determined by zip code, background or access to power.”
Watch the video below:
I’m running for Governor because opportunity in our state shouldn’t be determined by zip code, background or access to power. #gapol
— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) December 1, 2021
As The Atlanta Journal-Constitution notes, “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 ran for governor in 2018 but lost to Kemp by roughly 50,000 votes.
In the wake of her election defeat, Abrams refused to concede as she claimed the election was not fair. In 2019, she told a crowd, “Concession needs to say something is right and true and proper.”
“I’m a good lawyer. And I understand that the law of the land said that Brian Kemp became governor that day. And I acknowledge that,” she added.
According to USA Today, “While Abrams has maintained the 2018 gubernatorial election was unfair and tainted by voter suppression, there’s no empirical evidence that now-Gov. Kemp stole that election from her. She did register over 800,000 new voters in time for the 2020 election, with help from other activists. We rate the claim PARTLY FALSE, because some of it is not supported by our research.”
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