Stacey Abrams is running for governor in the state of Georgia. If she wins she will be the first African-American and the first woman to become Georgia’s governor. That would also make her the first African-American governor in the entire U.S.
First are hard to attain which translates into her odds are long at succeeding. Looking at the Republican primary runoff I’m seeing two Republicans who have been in various offices for the past twenty years. I just out and out don’t like one and I’m fairly cool on the other. That’s Casey Cagle and Brian Kemp respectively. Ms Abrams stands a good chance of getting my vote.
I will say I like the issues she’s choosing to talk about.
Health care is central to our campaign because it’s a critical issue for our state. Far too many Georgians lack access to health coverage. We must expand access to affordable, quality care, and ensure that no one is discriminated against because of a preexisting condition. #gapol https://t.co/A5JqSmpfED
— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) June 25, 2018
In Metro Atlanta you can’t hardly walk without tripping over a hospital but that isn’t true in the rural parts of the state. I some areas if you don’t have a job that gives you access to insurance you are out of luck in even finding a company to sell you a policy. And if you do have insurance you have to drive two counties over to find a provider.
I don’t know if she has the answers to these problems but she’s aware of them and talking about them. Cagle and Kemp only want to talk about guns and immigrants. I’m not concerned with my guns being taken away from me in Georgia and immigrants are something the feds need to be concerned with, not my governor.