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Stacey Abrams Announces She’s Running for Georgia Governor Again

“I’m running for Governor because opportunity in our state shouldn’t be determined by zip code, background or access to power,” the activist said

Georgia's Governor Race Will Be a Rematch Between Stacey Abrams and Brian KempGeorgia's Governor Race Will Be a Rematch Between Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp

Stacey Abrams speaks to Biden supporters as they wait for former President Barack Obama to arrive and speak at a campaign rally for Biden at Turner Field in Atlanta, on Nov. 2, 2020.

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Democrat Stacey Abrams is making another run for the Georgia governorship.

The lawyer and former minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives announced her campaign in a video shared on Twitter Wednesday. “Regardless of the pandemic or the storms, the obstacles in our way or the forces determined to divide us, my job has been to just put my head down and keep working toward one Georgia,” she said. “Because in the end, we are one Georgia.”

This will be Abrams’ second run at the state’s governorship. In 2018, she lost to Republican Brian Kemp, who at the time was serving as Georgia’s secretary of State and top election official. In July 2017, Kemp’s office removed more than 100,000 eligible registered voters from the rolls whose records were flagged for missing too many elections, according to an APM Reports investigation. Abrams referred to the purge as a “use-it-or-lose-it scheme.” Kemp ultimately won the election by 54,000 votes — a narrow 1.4 percent margin of victory.

Following her defeat, Abrams founded Fair Fight Action, an organization that fights voter suppression in Georgia and other states where voting rights are at risk.  “My approach to running for office has always been driven by where can I do the most good, and where are my skills best applied,” she told Rolling Stone in Nov. 2018.

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