Democrat Stacey Abrams has announced she plans to run for governor of Georgia on Wednesday.
Abrams made the announcement in a social media video, saying, “I’m running for Governor because opportunity in our state shouldn’t be determined by zip code, background or access to power.”
I’m running for Governor because opportunity in our state shouldn’t be determined by zip code, background or access to power. #gapol
— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) December 1, 2021
The announcement makes Abrams the first Democrat to launch a campaign to lead Georgia in the 2022 election.
Republican Gov. Brian Kemp plans to run for reelection, facing Vernon Jones in the primary.
Abrams ran a hard-fought battle against Kemp for governor in 2018. She later started an organization to increase voter registration in the state.
Abrams believes her efforts were an important part of Georgia’s electoral votes going to Joe Biden in 2020 in a somewhat surprise victory in the traditionally conservative state.
Democrat Stacey Abrams is running again for Georgia governor, setting up a potential rematch with Gov. Brian Kemp (R) https://t.co/jU4qdf8UQs
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) December 1, 2021
Now Abrams is back, ready to take Kemp on once again as the Peach State decides on its leader in 2022.