Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate for governor of Georgia, is in a precarious position, according to both the polls and the backing (or lack thereof) of a prominent member of her party.
According to Fox News, Abrams was slammed with a big November surprise just days before the 2022 midterm elections that might collapse her already failing campaign. Influential Georgia Democrat and former lieutenant governor candidate Kwanza Hall fired the first shot at Stacey Abrams’ candidacy by endorsing incumbent Republican governor Brian Kemp and ignoring Abrams.
The damaging — at least for the Abrams campaign — endorsement of Kemp by Hall was released in a statement on Friday. He did not hold back while explaining his reasons for endorsing Kemp, stating that he feels Kemp is capable of making “tough decisions” in “unprecedented circumstances.”
“Over the last four years, I’ve witnessed Governor Kemp make tough decisions — ones that weren’t always popular at the time — in unprecedented circumstances,” Hall’s statement read, according to WAGA-TV.
It added, “While we don’t agree on every issue, it’s abundantly clear that Brian Kemp is a man of character, a strong leader, and someone who Georgians can trust to put them and their interests first,” Hall said in his statement.
Hall’s background includes service on the Atlanta City Council, a run for lieutenant governor, and a one-month tenure in Congress, filling the 5th District seat vacated by the late Democratic Representative John Lewis.
His support of Kemp, which is expected to have significant consequences for Abrams’ campaign as Election Day approaches, came after Kemp had already established a somewhat comfortable lead.
Kemp leads every single survey tracked and compiled by FiveThirtyEight, ranging from a two-point advantage in a Tuesday Remington Research poll to a whopping 14-point lead in every other survey.
That’s especially amazing given that Kemp is one of a very tiny handful of Republican candidates who’ve managed to perform pretty well without the golden support of former President Donald Trump. Regarding the outcome of the 2020 election, the two men had a somewhat acrimonious public dispute.
A recent Monmouth University survey gave Kemp a comfortable 11-point lead. Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute, spoke on what he feels is happening in the Peach State as the election nears.
“Kemp’s support has clearly solidified in the past month while Abrams has been in a holding pattern,” Murray said.
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Murray added, “I said last month, that some election conspiracists may be nursing a grudge against Kemp for not stepping in to overturn the 2020 result, but they were likely to come home in the end. That looks to be the case with the added bonus that Kemp distancing himself from Trump is a plus among some independent voters.” CONTINUE READING…