Stacey Abrams says she’s running for Georgia governor

By Astead W. Herndon 

Stacey Abrams, the Georgia Democrat and former candidate for governor of the state who built a national profile as a voting rights advocate, announced on Wednesday that she would run again for governor in 2022, setting up a high-profile clash in next year’s elections.

“I’m running for Governor because opportunity in our state shouldn’t be determined by ZIP code, background or access to power,” Ms. Abrams said in a tweet, which was accompanied by an announcement video with the slogan “One Georgia.”

If her campaign is successful, Ms. Abrams would become the first Black governor of Georgia and the first Black woman to serve as governor of any state. In 2018, Ms. Abrams, a former minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, lost to Brian Kemp, a Republican, by about 55,000 votes.

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