Georgia makes history as they announce the Democratic major party’s nominee. Stacey Abrams will go down in history as the first black woman to be nominated for governor, after winning her Democratic primary in Georgia. Abrams, is a liberal former State house leader and her win shows how the state’s traditionally conservative politics are changing. The general election will bring national attention, as Georgia voters determine whether Abrams will be the first black woman to fulfill the governor position.
The 2018 Primary was the biggest night for women in politics, as both parties nominated women to lead their state and all have a solid chance of winning. In addition to Abrams possibly being the first black woman to hold the governor position, the election will see other possible monumental wins. New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District could see the first Native American woman in Congress, if Deb Haaland wins. Michelle Lujan Grisham could become the first Latina Democratic governor in New Mexico. Kristi Noem, is the first woman to be nominated for governor of South Dakota, and will make history for the State if she wins. Amy McGrath, won the democratic primary nomination for Kentucky.
It was surely a big night for women, as they have taken over the Primary this year. This year has seen the largest number of women running for governor positions. According to CAWP, 73 women are expected to appear on ballots this year. As we wait to see who makes monumental history with outstanding wins, do you think Stacey Abrams will be the first black woman to be elected as governor? 86% of people aren’t so sure this will happen, while 14% of people think she’s got it. Read more about this story on NBC here.
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Stacey Abrams makes history becoming the first black woman to be a major party’s nominee for governor after winning her Democratic primary in Georgia. Will she be elected as governor?
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