Dem Gubernatorial Candidate Stacey Abrams Declares Her Home State of Georgia 'Worst' to Live In

Dem Gubernatorial Candidate Stacey Abrams Declares Her Home State of Georgia 'Worst' to Live In

If you were running for governor of your state, you likely would believe that while you can make things better, it otherwise is a pretty good state to live in.

But not Stacey Abrams.

The likely Democratic gubernatorial nominee for the state of Georgia thinks her state is awful, and she has publicly said as much, giving whomever the GOP nominee is a ready-made campaign slogan: “Vote for me: I don’t think Georgia sucks.”

Speaking at the Gwinnett Democrats’ Bluetopia Gala in Norcross Saturday evening, Abrams said, “I’m running for governor because I know that we have to have a conversation about who we are in this state and what we want for each other and from each other,” according to the Gwinnett Daily Post.

“I am tired of hearing about how we’re the best state in the country to do business when we are the worst state in the country to live in,” she declared.

“Let me contextualize. When you’re number 48 for mental health, when we’re number 1 for maternal mortality, when you have an incarceration rate that’s on the rise and wages that are on the decline, then you are not the number 1 place to live,” Abrams added. “Georgia is capable of greatness, but we need greatness to be in our governor’s office. We need someone who actually believes in bringing all of us in there together.”

The current governor, Brian Kemp, a Republican, has never said, to our knowledge, that he only represents certain Georgians. However, we are fairly certain that Abrams is primarily interested in Democratic voters.

She also appears to be just a tad hypocritical, as the American Wire reports:

Now worth an estimated $3 million despite being in serious debt just a few years ago, Abrams owned at least two houses in Georgia as of last year, according to Fox News. Talk about failing upward, this good fortune being in large part a byproduct of losing the 2018 gubernatorial election to Republican Gov. Brian Kemp.

Abrams appeared at the gala with fellow Democrat U.S. Sens. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, yet it’s not likely that any media figure will ask the senators if they agree with Abrams’s assessment of their state.

Meanwhile Kemp, who is leading GOP primary challenger and former U.S. Sen. David Perdue by double digits, has recognized his good political fortune, taking to Twitter to respond: “Stacey Abrams may think differently, but I believe Georgia is the best state to live, work, and raise a family. And Marty, the girls, and I will work hard every day from now until November to keep it that way for four more years!”

Another bit of irony surrounding Abrams: After her loss to Kemp, which she was slow to acknowledge, she took up the cause of ‘voter integrity’ because she became convinced she was cheated out of her victory.

And yet, she has opposed all of the GOP-led state legislature’s efforts to improve voter integrity, even though Georgia’s reforms are not as stringent as other, Democrat-run states.

Abrams is a question wrapped in a riddle surrounded by an enigma: She can’t seem to get out of her own way, politically speaking.


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