In 2018, Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams ran to be governor in her state. Naturally, Abrams lost this election to current Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp.
Abrams never formally acknowledged losing this election. However, with Kemp up for another term in office, she’s running against him, yet again in the hopes of winning the gubernatorial race.
Kemp, for his part, is doing pretty well in Georgia. He managed to win the GOP primary election, despite a challenge launched against him with the support of former President Trump.
Despite Trump’s wrath against him, Kemp is the Georgia GOP nominee today. From the looks of things, Kemp’s going to defeat Abrams for a second time, as documented by Washington Examiner.
Poor Prospects For Abrams
The chances of Abrams winning the Georgia gubernatorial election are so grim that even Democrats admit it’s not looking good.
Some progressives are claiming that racism and sexism are what’s holding Abrams back in the election.
However, Sen. Raphael Warnock, a black Democrat seeking reelection in Georgia, seems to face less GOP animosity than Abrams, per Democratic operatives.
— Team Kemp (@TeamKempGA) September 7, 2022
On top of this, various factors indicate strong support for Kemp in Georgia. The Republican governor’s multiple gas tax suspensions, salary increases for public school teachers, and bonuses for state employees resonate well with Georgians.
Abrams, on the other hand, doesn’t have a track record of actually delivering for the people in her state as Kemp does. At one point, she even claimed Georgia wasn’t the best place to live. This doesn’t really inspire much support or enthusiasm from folks who live in Georgia.
Nonetheless, despite the left trying to make opposition against Abrams centered around her race and gender, Kemp’s campaign team has some thoughts about this.
The Kemp Camp on Why Abrams is Losing
A Kemp spokesperson recently talked to Fox News about why the Georgia gubernatorial election isn’t looking too good for Abrams.
The aide maintains that Abrams’ campaign isn’t building the right rapport with people in Georgia.
Furthermore, Kemp’s spokesperson maintains that while the governor is running on his record in Georgia, the majority of funds Abrams managed to raise were from out of state.
Today Governor Kemp extended the gas tax suspension AGAIN to help Georgians fight 40-year-high Abrams-Biden inflation. While Democrats play politics, @BrianKempGA is committed to easing the burden on Georgia families. #gapol https://t.co/0p3tBX7J9A
— Team Kemp (@TeamKempGA) September 1, 2022
This, alone, indicates a certain disconnect, seeing as Abrams would need votes in Georgia (not California, New York, or other leftist strongholds) to win her election.
Since the very beginning of the 2022 gubernatorial race, Kemp has been adamant that he defeated Abrams before and will manage to do so again. From the looks of things, Kemp isn’t wrong.
What do you think about the chances of Stacey Abrams becoming the next governor of Georgia? Do you believe Kemp will manage to defeat Abrams for a second time?
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