Stacey Abrams wins as Democrats bet on new strategies and voters

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(Worthy News) - Georgia’s battle of the “Staceys” barely qualified as a minor skirmish, as Stacey Abrams cruised to an historic landslide victory over Stacey Evans in the Democratic primary, becoming the first black woman nominated by her party for governor.

Abrams, a former state house minority leader, crushed Evans, a sitting state lawmaker, winning nearly 76 percent of the vote. She rolled out to a commanding early lead and never looked back. While Abrams will have a more difficult time against the eventual Republican nominee — that race is headed toward a runoff, with front-runner Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle failing to break 50 percent in a multi-candidate field — it shows that Democrats are trying new paths to win.

Not long ago, a white, relatively centrist woman like Stacey Evans might have been seen as the past way forward for Democrats in a state like Georgia. As recently as 2014, for example, the party nominated Michelle Nunn for Senate against Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss (she lost). Her father, longtime Sen. Sam Nunn, was fairly conservative by national party standards. [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More...) ]

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