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In Georgia, Stacey Abrams Concedes Governor's Race
In Georgia, Stacey Abrams
Concedes Governor's Race
election 2022

In Georgia, Stacey Abrams Concedes Governor's Race

Rematch with Brian Kemp results in another Republican victory

(Newser) - Stacey Abrams' second attempt to win the governor's seat in Georgia has ended the same way the first one did—with a celebration for Republican Brian Kemp. The polls had been trending incumbent Kemp's way for a quite a while, and Abrams could not turn the tide. Abrams...

One of Stacey Abrams' Big Problems: Male Voters
A Look at Why
Stacey Abrams Is Trailing
the rundown

A Look at Why Stacey Abrams Is Trailing

Georgia gubernatorial candidate is behind in the polls, and Black men in particular are a factor

(Newser) - Stacey Abrams became a political phenom four years ago when she lost the Georgia governor's race by only a whisker. If the polls are correct, however, she is poised to lose the same race again next week to the same opponent, Brian Kemp, by a bigger margin. FiveThirtyEight....

Abrams' Support Among Black Voters Slips

Poll shows 30% give Republican Kemp a positive job rating

(Newser) - Stacey Abrams had reason to think she could count on Black voters in her race for governor of Georgia this fall. They nearly pushed the Democrat over the top in 2018, when she lost the governor's race to Brian Kemp. But polls suggest Abrams has a problem, the Atlanta ...

Georgia's High-Profile Races Taking Shape in the Polls

Stacey Abrams trails in governor's contest; Herschel Walker tied with Sen. Raphael Warnock

(Newser) - After swinging into decidedly purple territory in the 2020 presidential election and the 2021 Senate runoffs, Georgia appears to be trending red ahead of the midterms, for the most part. According to a recent poll of likely voters, conducted by the UGA School of Public Affairs and sponsored by the...

Pence Won't Rule Out Running in 2024, Even Against Trump
Mike Pence Talks
2024 Plans, Trump

Mike Pence Talks 2024 Plans, Trump

Former VP says he could run for president—even against Trump

(Newser) - Asked by the New York Times in a recent interview whether he'd run for president in 2024 even if former President Trump decides to run, Mike Pence wouldn't rule it out. "We’ll go where we’re called," he said of himself and his wife, with...

Stacey Abrams Turns Her Personal Finances Around

Georgia Democrat, who had little money before 2018 run, is now a multi-millionaire

(Newser) - When Democrat Stacey Abrams first ran for Georgia governor in 2018, her lackluster personal finances and a hefty bill from the IRS gave Republicans fodder to question how she could manage a state budget when she struggled with her own debts. As she launches a second bid this year, that'...

Stacey Abrams Finds Herself in a Mask Controversy

She was pictured maskless among masked schoolchildren

(Newser) - Stacey Abrams apologized Tuesday after a photo of her, maskless, among a group of masked schoolchildren, went viral. The Democratic candidate for Georgia governor was doing a read-aloud at a Decatur elementary school last week for Black History Month and says she had been wearing a mask, but took it...

'Man Who Lost Republicans the US Senate' Wants New Job

Looks like former Sen. David Perdue is running for Georgia governor against Brian Kemp

(Newser) - Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, who drew former President Trump's wrath for refusing to act on his false allegations of a stolen election, is likely to face a prominent challenger for the 2022 Republican primary for governor: former Sen. David Perdue. Late Sunday, a website and text updates launched for...

Abrams to Run for Governor Again
Abrams Seeks
Rematch in Georgia

Abrams Seeks Rematch in Georgia

Democrat lost close race to Brian Kemp last time

(Newser) - Stacey Abrams, the Georgia Democrat and leading voting rights activist, said Wednesday that she will launch another campaign to become the nation's first Black woman governor. Without serious competition in a Democratic primary, the announcement could set up a rematch between Abrams and Republican Gov. Brian Kemp. Their 2018...

Tensions Shake Commemoration of Tulsa Race Massacre
Tensions Shake
of Tulsa Race
the rundown

Tensions Shake Commemoration of Tulsa Race Massacre

Stadium event with John Legend and Stacey Abrams is off

(Newser) - The 100th anniversary commemoration of the Tulsa Race Massacre has become entangled in a series of contentious developments, canceling some of the centerpiece events. The city is marking the horrific event over the weekend, a century after a white mob killed as many as 300 people, destroying the homes of...

Stacey Abrams Romance Novels See New Light of Day

Woman of varied talents has new thriller coming out, to be followed by romance reissues

(Newser) - Plenty of people know Stacey Abrams, the political organizer, voting rights activist, and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate. Soon, many more will get to know Abrams, the romance novelist . Penguin Random House imprint Berkley has obtained the rights to the first three romance novels Abrams wrote more than 20 years ago...

College Coach Canned for Racist Stacey Abrams Tweet

Assistant coach Chris Malone no longer with University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team

(Newser) - An assistant coach for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's football team no longer has a job after penning a racist tweet voicing his frustrations over the recent results of the Georgia Senate races. ESPN reports Chris Malone was fired Thursday, with both Mocs head coach Rusty Wright and...

Abrams: We've Got the Money to Win Races in Georgia

Fate of the Senate may come down to state's 2 runoff elections in January

(Newser) - Stacey Abrams has been winning widespread praise among Democrats after the race in Georgia was called in Joe Biden's favor, even if victory won't be certain until a recount takes place . Now the former gubernatorial candidate is in the spotlight again as she leads Democratic fundraising efforts for...

As Georgia Turns Bluer, All Eyes Turn to Stacey Abrams

Democrats are praising her for years of work on registering voters, fighting suppression

(Newser) - Joe Biden now has a slim lead in Georgia, while both of the state's Senate races might be headed to a runoff. Not long ago, the possibility that Democrats could do so well in Georgia would have been unthinkable in what has long been a reliably red state. But...

Atlanta Wendy's Burns in New Protests

Some 3 dozen arrested in Georgia as anti-racist protests continue to roil the US, Paris, England

(Newser) - Protests initially ignited by the May 25 death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police continued over the weekend, as anti-racism protesters sought to call attention to the deaths of two more black men and Black Lives Matter demonstrations unfolded in London and Paris. Early Sunday, Atlanta police...

Kamala Harris Seen as VP Frontrunner
Next for Kamala Harris?
She's Looking Beyond VP
the rundown

Next for Kamala Harris? She's Looking Beyond VP

She's a top contender, but attorney general, governor, or longer Senate career also options

(Newser) - Last summer, then-presidential candidate Kamala Harris emerged as Joe Biden's toughest critic in the Democratic primary over his record on race issues. Now, however, Politico reports that the California senator is the favorite to be his running mate. The story says Elizabeth Warren also is in strong contention, but...

Stacey Abrams: I'd Say Yes
Stacey Abrams:
'Willing to Serve'

Stacey Abrams: 'Willing to Serve'

She's in if she's Joe Biden's VP pick

(Newser) - Count Stacey Abrams in. "As a young black girl growing up in Mississippi, I learned that if I didn’t speak up for myself, no one else would, so ... my mission is to say out loud if I’m asked the question, 'Yes, I would be willing to...

Now the Big Biden Question: Who Is VP?

Kamala Harris is seen as a top contender to be his running mate

(Newser) - Now that Bernie Sanders has dropped out , focus is turning to the VP pick of presumptive nominee Joe Biden. The former vice president already has pledged to pick a woman as his running mate, and Aaron Blake of the Washington Post ranks the "most logical" candidates. No. 1 on...

Stacey Abrams: I'm Open to Being Nominee's VP

'I would be honored to be considered by any nominee'

(Newser) - Stacey Abrams may have decided to focus her efforts on voter protection rather than running for president—but that doesn't mean she's completely shutting down the idea of entering the 2020 fray. "I would be honored to be considered by any nominee" for the position of vice...

Stacey Abrams Makes Her 'Big Announcement'

She's not running for president, but is launching a voter protection initiative

(Newser) - Democrat Stacey Abrams, who vaulted onto the national political stage championing voting rights during an unsuccessful 2018 run for Georgia governor, announced on Tuesday that she's launching a new multistate voter protection initiative and not running for president in 2020. Abrams revealed plans for the multimillion-dollar initiative, called Fair...

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