Stacey Abrams is “trying again to do what’s right for Georgia” and has officially qualified to run for Georgia’s governorship in November.
According to ABC News, Abrams’ candidacy was qualified on Tuesday (March 8). She now becomes the biggest name to qualify to run to be the Peach State’s governor, which she attempted to do in 2018, narrowly losing to Republican Brian Kemp.
Abrams, 48, announced her run in December and doesn’t currently have any declared Democratic opposition. Kemp’s reelection is being challenged in the GOP by former U.S. Sen. David Perdue and more.
Abrams was a state lawmaker who was relatively unknown outside of Georgia when she began her 2018 race for governor. Four years later, she is entering her bid as a national champion and titan for voting rights and was credited for helping swing Georgia’s Senate race to the blue for the first time since 1992.
“When I ran for governor in 2018, I ran on a platform of opportunity for all wanting to ensure that we expand Medicaid, that we fully and permanently fund education, that we build economic development plans that work for every Georgian,” she said, according to ABC News. “Sadly, those are still the issues we need to focus [on].”