Stacey Abrams Wins Historic Victory in Georgia and Could Become the Nation’s First Black Female Governor

In one of the nation’s most watched election contests Tuesday night, Stacey Abrams, a former state House leader, easily won Georgia’s Democratic gubernatorial primary. Abrams made history as the first black woman selected by a major party to be a gubernatorial nominee. Earning the support of a wide swath of national Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Abrams has promised to a run a campaign focused on animating the state’s progressive voters. “Team Abrams just won our primary election, and this victory belongs to you,” she said in a Facebook post. “Everyone who believed that a little Black girl who sometimes had to go without lights or running water—who grew up to become the first woman to lead in the Georgia General Assembly—could become the first woman gubernatorial nominee from either party in Georgia’s history.”