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Georgia Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Stacey Abrams Holds Primary Night Event In Atlanta

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If she wins, she'll be the first black female governor in the country. Abrams still faces a tough general election, but if she wins in November she'd be the first African-American female governor in USA history.

Ms Abrams' victory came on the latest 2018 primary night to see Democratic women finding success, as voters in Kentucky, Arkansas and Texas also went to the polls.

In particular, Abrams must take advantage of the power of the black female swing vote. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp must face off in a runoff on the Republican side, but either candidate would be a tough opponent.

Texas Democrats will have a woman as their nominee for governor too - though she faces an uphill climb in the conservative state.

Georgia hasn't elected a Democrat governor since 1998. Mr. Carter lost his race by eight percentage points - and a little more than 200,000 votes - to Mr.

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Jones (a lesbian Filipina who supports Medicare for All) and Allred (a former National Football League player and civil rights leader) both could be considered "establishment" as each was endorsed by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) but in the first round of voting they ousted candidates with more establishment credentials and ties (Jay Hulings and Ed Meier, respectively). It is bad enough that we had only 22 percent of our registered voters vote, but having that be closer to 16 percent because the other voters could not vote for these candidates really shows a problem in our state. In her victory speech on Tuesday, Abrams acknowledged that major obstacles lie ahead. She won 76 percent of the vote to defeat Evans, who is white.

The most obvious lessons from Tuesday are that women continue to dramatically over perform and that progressive candidates are still winning primaries.

Democratic voters accounted for 47 percent of the 1.1 million ballots cast in the gubernatorial primaries. But Ms. McGrath had a different and plainly more powerful appeal as a political newcomer, and she entered the race with a splashy online video that dramatized her military career and electrified Democratic activists in Kentucky and beyond.

Down-Ballot: Democrats are contesting a dramatic number of down-ballot races, setting them up to take a bite out of the massive GOP majorities in the state.

"Abrams may have two factors in her favor", said William Hatcher, an Augusta University political science professor.

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In other words, Democrats seem to have successfully managed to field far more candidates and generated far more enthusiasm without - for now, at least - producing any of the risky pathologies that often come with those conditions.

Abrams is an underdog with a compelling backstory. She worked as a tax attorney and deputy city attorney for Atlanta, then started her own legal consulting firm. Abrams' argument about playing to the base and working to turn out minority voters gave the former state House minority leader a commanding win on Tuesday. She resigned her seat last summer to focus on the gubernatorial campaign.

The daughter of two Methodist ministers, Abrams is a native of Gulfport, Miss., where she was raised before the family moved to Atlanta. She also was endorsed by Vermont Sen. Bernie New Jersey Sen. Kamala Harris, considered a potential 2020 White House contender. But she's faltered on the campaign trail with basic policy issues while failing to win the endorsement of some Hispanic activists because of her past cooperation with federal immigration agents while serving as Dallas County sheriff.

Abrams has denied allegations that she reimbursed herself thousands of dollars from campaign accounts without properly recording the transactions and that she used campaign staff to promote sales of her autobiography, "Minority Leader".

Perry said that Abrams has been successful in galvanizing the young vote as well.

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"Yes, we all still make money mistakes", Abrams wrote in an April commentary piece published by Fortune, "but they don't have to be fatal to our dreams".

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