Stacey Evans, with her daughter Ashley, 6, on her lap and her husband, Andrew, and mother, Kim, and other family members behind her, fills out the paperwork to qualify for the governors race. BOB ANDRES /BANDRES@AJC.COM
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An ‘unprecedented’ number of Georgia women seek office

A surge of women signed up to challenge Georgia incumbents who had rarely, if ever, faced opponents or to contest seats left vacant by a wave of retirements.

The bonanza of candidates, most of them Democrats, who qualified to run for state office was a vivid display of the party’s enthusiasm and another test of possible backlash to President Donald Trump.

Melita Easters, founder of the pro-choice WIN List, said it was an “unprecedented” show of force from women.

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