The race for Georgia Governor in 2018 is wide open as Gov. Nathan Deal is set to depart the office after two terms. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is profiling candidates.
Stacey Abrams - She won the Democratic primary over Stacey Evans. The former House minority leader with a national profile, is looking to become the first black woman elected governor in the nation. Her campaign that aims to turn out first-time voters in overlooked parts of the state with a platform that includes boosting public education, the expansion of Medicaid and gun safety She also faces questions over her debt, which includes about $54,000 to the Internal Revenue Service. “You can delay IRS payments,” Abrams said. “You can’t delay cancer treatments.”
Abrams will face Brian Kemp.