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Stacey Abrams wins Georgia Democratic Primary + In Bid to Become First Black Female Governor in United States

Former State House leader, Stacey Abrams won her Democratic primary in Georgia becoming the first black woman to be a major party nominee for governor.

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Abrams defeated Stacey Evans and will attempt to make history by becoming the nation’s first black female governor by winning the general election in November in a state that Republicans still dominate.

According to NY Times, “she will face either Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, the top Republican vote getter Tuesday, or Secretary of State Brian Kemp. Mr. Cagle and Mr. Kemp will vie for their party’s nomination in a July runoff.”

Following her victory win, Abrams tells her supporters, “we are writing the next chapter of Georgia history, where no one is unseen, no one is unheard and no one is uninspired. Now let’s go get it done.”

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