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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
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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...

Biden Reportedly Considers Unusual 2020 Strategy

Stacey Abrams could be his choice on Day One

(Newser) - When Joe Biden announces that he's running for president, he might make it a double reveal, Axios reports: Close advisers say the former vice president is considering telling voters he'll pick popular Georgia Democrat and rising star Stacey Abrams as his running mate if he wins the Democratic...

Stacey Abrams: 'We Do Not Succeed Alone'

Democrat delivers powerful SOTU response

(Newser) - Stacey Abrams stepped onto the biggest stage of her political career Tuesday and accused President Trump and his fellow Republicans of abandoning working Americans and fomenting partisan and cultural discord. The Georgia Democrat introduced herself to the nation months after narrowly losing her bid to become America's first black...

Abrams Ends Georgia Bid With Fiery Parting Shot

She acknowledges Brian Kemp will be the next governor, accuses him of voter suppression

(Newser) - It's over in Georgia: Stacey Abrams called a press conference Friday to acknowledge that Republican Brian Kemp will be the state's next governor, reports Politico . But Abrams made clear that she thinks Kemp, who oversaw the election as secretary of state, is guilty of foul play. "To...

In Contentious Ga. Governor's Race, Kemp Resigns as Secretary of State

Stacey Abrams is still hoping for a runoff

(Newser) - Republican Brian Kemp resigned Thursday as Georgia's secretary of state, a day after his campaign said he has enough votes to become Georgia governor, even though his election rival is conceding nothing in one of the nation's marquee midterm races. As the state's top election official, Kemp...

Stacey Abrams Not About to Concede in Georgia
Stacey Abrams Not About
to Concede in Georgia
Election 2018

Stacey Abrams Not About to Concede in Georgia

She's hoping for a December runoff against Brian Kemp

(Newser) - The next governor of Georgia has yet to be decided, with Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams declining to concede the race to Republican Brian Kemp. As of 11am ET, CNN reports Kemp led Abrams by almost 68,000 votes with 99% of precincts reporting. That gives him 50.4% of the...

Governors' Races: 2 Big Ones Dominate
Governors' Races:
Gillum Concedes in Florida
election 2018

Governors' Races: Gillum Concedes in Florida

Scott Walker loses bid for 3rd term in Wisconsin

(Newser) - Thirty-six governors' races were on the ballot Tuesday, but two of those contests—in Florida and Georgia—dominated the political landscape. In Florida, Democrat Andrew Gillum, who was vying to become the state's first black governor, conceded to Republican Ron DeSantis, a strong ally of President Trump, reports the...

That's Not Oprah on Georgia's 'Racist' Robocalls

'Jesus don't like ugly,' former talk show host responds

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey shared a final message to voters with hours to go before Election Day: "Jesus don't like ugly. And we know what to do about that: Vote." The video message via Instagram came in response to what Winfrey described as "racist robocalls in my name"...

Already-Hot Georgia Governor's Race Just Got Hotter

GOP candidate Kemp says his office investigating state Democrats over alleged voter hack

(Newser) - If you thought the race for Georgia governor had gotten testy enough , welcome to an even testier Sunday: The office of Secretary of State Brian Kemp, the Republican candidate, announced overnight that it is investigating a "failed attempt to hack the state's voter registration system," specifically, "...

Obama Stays on Trump, GOP: Why 'So Angry All the Time'?

Former president appeared Friday at rallies in Georgia, Florida

(Newser) - Barack Obama has been hitting the campaign trail, stumping for Democratic candidates and making "fiery speeches." He continued making the rounds Friday, and while rallying in Georgia for gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, who's running against Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, the former president said he was...

Oprah Is Knocking on Doors in Contentious Georgia Race

Winfrey stumps for Stacey Abrams

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey isn't just appearing at rallies Thursday for Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams: The talk show queen is literally going door to door to get out the vote. "U never know who’s gonna come a knocking! #teamabrams," Winfrey posted on Instagram alongside a video of...

Jimmy Carter to Ga. Official: Step Down Before Election

Carter sends letter to secretary of state Brian Kemp in contentious gubernatorial race

(Newser) - Former President Jimmy Carter is wading into the contentious Georgia governor's race with a personal appeal to Republican candidate Brian Kemp: Resign as secretary of state to avoid damaging public confidence in the outcome of his hotly contested matchup with Democrat Stacey Abrams. The 94-year-old Carter's request, made...

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