In Georgia, the governor’s race is in a dead heat between current GOP Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who seems desperate to control the outcome of the election through voter suppression against black citizens of Georgia, and Stacey Abrams, Georgia’s first black female candidate for governor.
On Monday, Abrams’ campaign tweeted that she’s about to get a big boost with an endorsement and a campaign rally appearance by President Barack Obama.
— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) October 29, 2018
On the website for Georgia Democrats, a rally for Friday, November 2, 2018 at Morehouse College’s Forbes Arena will feature an appearance from President Obama in order “to help us ‘get it done’ and bring the blue wave to Our Georgia by electing candidates with real plans.” He will appear alongside Abrams in a Get Out the Vote effort.
"President Obama will emphasize that each and every single vote can make the difference and that the best way to overcome voter suppression is to vote." https://t.co/XUAu1YH6Z4
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) October 29, 2018
Obama officially endorsed Abrams in August and released the following statement:
‘I am so excited to endorse Stacey Abrams for Governor of Georgia. She’s not running a campaign built on division or distraction; she’s running to lead one Georgia where everybody has opportunity, and everybody’s voice is heard. And she’s got the record of building consensus that shows she can deliver – with good jobs, great public education, expanded Medicaid, and secure, affordable health insurance for everyone. In a time when too many folks are focused simply on how to win an election, Stacey’s somebody who cares about something more important: why we should. That’s the kind of politics we should practice. That’s why I’m proud to give Stacey Abrams my support.’
Obama will headline a campaign rally on Friday in Atlanta for Democrat Stacey Abrams who is locked in a virtual tie in the Georgia gubernatorial race against Republican Brian Kemphttps://t.co/xHbj1HSLjG
— Axios (@axios) October 29, 2018
Current polls show Kemp leading Abrams by no more than two points, which is well within the margin of error.
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