Tag: stacey abrams

For the 50-11th Time: Stacey Abrams Will Not Run for New Open Senate Seat in Georgia

Photo: Dustin Chambers (Getty Images) We get it. Stacey Abrams would be great at running literally anything: your district, the state of Georgia, your state, the entirety of the United States, all the habitable sections of planet earth, and Jupiter, Mars and Mercury on top of that. So when news broke today that Georgia Senator […]

Read More

Democrats Just Got Another Path to Senate Control — Through Georgia

A surprise retirement from a longtime senator has handed Democrats another potential path to winning back the Senate in 2020 — one that would run through his purple-trending, fast-diversifying state. Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia announced Wednesday that he’ll leave office at the end of 2019 because of his declining health, creating a new open […]

Read More

Castro Gives Trump a Slap, Harris Gets a New Rap, and Stacey Abrams Sets a VP Thirst Trap: The Root’s 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 7

Illustration: Elena Scotti (Photos: Getty Images) “Smart white people know how to hire black people who actually KNOW black people.” Yours truly (Dr. Jason Johnson politics editor for the Root) and Marcus Ferrell, (former Black Outreach for Bernie Sanders in 2016) and the rest of the Power Rankings Committee came to this conclusion this week […]

Read More

Stacey Abrams Is Smarter Than Tom Steyer

If you have $10 million or so lying around, you can buy your way into a Democratic debate. That, at least, was one lesson from Tom Steyer’s announcement Tuesday that he had—after spending $7 million on television commercials and $3.5 million on online advertisements (including $2.6 million on Facebook ads alone)—likely purchased a lectern at […]

Read More

Stacey Abrams Almost Beat a Crooked Voting System. Now She’s Making Sure Other Politicians Don’t Have To

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) To this day it’s unclear if Stacey Abrams legitimately lost her bid to become the first black female governor of Georgia or if Brian Kemp, double-dipping as both the Georgia secretary of state and the GOP candidate for governor, stole the election. Brian Kemp Is Getting Called to the Principal’s […]

Read More

Life of a Henchman: Sore Winner Brian Kemp Sics Georgia Ethics Commissioner on Stacey Abrams

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) Do you know what a henchman is? They’re faceless, nameless, losers who do the dirty work for the villain in movies or TV shows. Henchmen are easy to recognize; just look for the endless stream of guys in ridiculous matching outfits getting knocked down, thrown off of bridges, or set […]

Read More

Memphis Mayoral Candidate Tami Sawyer Says Black Women Can Reclaim the South

Shelby County Commissioner (District 7) Tami Sawyer in downtown Memphis on May 16, 2019.Photo: Terrell Jermaine Starr (The Root) Tami Sawyer’s run for mayor of Memphis, Tn. almost didn’t happen. The issue? Self-doubt. “Am I capable of running this city?” she wondered. “No one will vote for me,” she often told herself. “I can’t win,” […]

Read More

Stacey Abrams Calls on Hollywood to #StayAndFight About Georgia Abortion Rights Instead of Boycotting

Photo: Getty Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is just as outraged as many about Georgia’s decision to virtually outlaw abortions in the state, but she’s imploring leaders of industry, especially those in the filmmaking community, to stand with her and fight to change things, rather than boycott the state. Abrams, along with a group […]

Read More

Joe Biden Is Going Back to the Clinton Playbook

When Joe Biden made his first bid for president, he was forced to drop out after plagiarizing British Labour leader Neil Kinnock in a Democratic debate. Now, in his third run for the White House, Biden is plagiarizing himself. “Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to restore America’s soul,” he bellowed at the Iowa Democratic Steak […]

Read More