I lived in Georgia for four years starting in 1998 (makes me feel old to say this). I believe it will go blue in the near future, the way Virginia has.
Stacey Abrams is an exciting candidate, who’s drawing big crowds with the same kind of charismatic appeal that Beto O’Rourke has. Yes, she’s a black woman and he’s a white man, but we are Democrats here and we know that political talent doesn’t have a gender or a race or a socio-economic class. That’s our secret weapon. It’s how we got Bill Clinton beating a legacy kid in 1992 and Obama beating two legacy kids in 2008 and 2012, and it’s how we’re likely to have a talented woman and/or person of color beating the ultimate legacy kid in 2020.
Let’s raise some money for Stacey Abrams. It’s an expensive race I know, but it’s winnable. And this would be a very big win.
I’m not doing a lot of governors’ races because this is a national blog not a state blog. But I’ll do this one, Wisconsin (because fuck Scott Walker), and maybe one or two others.