Ayanna Pressley is stumping for Stacey Abrams in Georgia.  
Photo: AP Photo/Bill Sikes
Photo: AP Photo/Bill Sikes

Elizabeth Warren, Ayanna Pressley to stump for Abrams in Georgia

A pair of rising Democratic stars from Massachusetts will give Stacey Abrams some extra firepower next week.

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Ayanna Pressley will headline a rally for Abrams in Atlanta on Tuesday to boost her campaign for governor against Republican Brian Kemp.

Warren is one of her party’s most aggressive critics of President Donald Trump and a potential 2020 candidate for the White House who recently declared she’s taking a “hard look” at running for the office.

Pressley, a Boston city councilor, won a stunning upset victory last month over incumbent U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano in a Democratic primary and has fast become a hero among progressives for her promise of urgent activist change

Georgia governor candidate Stacey Abrams spoke Friday on Supreme Court Justice hearing with nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.

The events will include a 10 a.m. rally at Clayton State University, a phone bank launch at 11:30 a.m. at a Democratic Party of Georgia campaign field office and a 1:45 p.m. tour of a business incubator in downtown Atlanta promoting women of color in the technology industry. 

Abrams, who is running to be the state’s first female governor, is hoping to appeal to a wave of left-leaning voters who rarely cast ballots with a call to expand Medicaid and a blend of progressive policies. 

The events will be held the same day that Donald Trump Jr. and former Fox News figure Kimberly Guilfoyle are set to speak in Athens to the University of Georgia. Kemp appears likely to schedule his own event that evening around their address. 

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Greg Bluestein
Greg Bluestein
Greg Bluestein is a political reporter who covers the governor's office and state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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