By Sandra Rose  | 

Stacey Abrams

Former President Obama has endorsed longshot Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams for governor of Georgia in the Nov. 6 election. She now faces Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who was already endorsed by President Trump last week.

Abrams, an openly lesbian lawyer and romance novelist, is the first Black female to run for governor of Georgia.

"It is a profound honor to receive President @BarackObama’s endorsement," Abrams tweeted on Wednesday. "He knows first-hand that progress isn't always easy, but it is always worth fighting for—no matter who you are or where you call home. Join us: bit.ly/progress-ga #TeamAbrams #GAGov #gapol".

The 44-year-old politician is campaigning on a platform of equality and prosperity for all. She has raised over $6 million for her campaign -- mostly from out-of-state donors. Her opponent, Kemp, has raised only $130,000 in small donations.

Kemp's campaign criticized Abrams for receiving help from out-of-state activists interfering in a local election.

“Stacey Abrams is funded by out-of-state, radical activists who want to turn Georgia into a lawless, losing state like California,” Kemp campaign spokesman Ryan Mahoney said. “Brian Kemp is Georgia-grown and backed financially by voters in the Peach State.”

  • RICHIE_RICH

    6million to his 130,000 hmmmm

  • Soda

    He won't need much, he's endorsed by a man who knows how to fix elections.

  • thrift.store.jungle

    so the republican imbecile, i mean candidate, kemp is bothered that the brilliant, boundless, better-prepared and beautifully Black, Ms. Abrams is more successful with fundraising and may be, partially, sponsored with out of state funding. yet HE is endorsed by an under-qualified orange crook (from out of state, might i add) who STOLE the presidential election via collusion?

    k.

  • https://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    From out-of-state donors. Democrats clearly have more cash to influence local elections.

  • TMW

    Definitely would vote for her if I lived in Georgia. She’s very impressive - I read an article. Hope she wins!

  • TheOwley

    How many good black men and women have graduated from college, have a Master's degree and a law degree and have minimal to no debts with nothing owed to the IRS in that state? That person would make a good candidate for governor. How does this person rate?
    This is what the voters will see and vote accordingly. Also, for any democrat that wants to win, it's best to distance themselves from the current democrat establishment which is running for open borders and socialism. Not good.

  • Renee26

    Lies.... Republicans in GA could be donating more funds to him ... but they aren't

  • Renee26

    That part

  • Renee26

    Raises hand... Would you vote me in??

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    From the latest poll out I've seen, she's not as much of a long shot as people think.
    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2018/governor/ga/georgia_governor_kemp_vs_abrams-6628.html

    I think she could actually win.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Just why is Barry Obama so fascinated with these gays?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    True. And also, Republicans have Russians who can help them, so...
    :-|

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Doesn’t matter.... trust and believe if the republicans really wanted him he would have more than 130,000. People are fed up with both parties , but especially the republicans!!!

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Well you have a point!!!! I’m just surprised at the significance gap!!!

  • hottlanta

    Waiting on permit patty 2 call the police and complain that she has more money than he does .

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Why does he have to fascinated with gays, to endorse her?

  • TheOwley

    I would if you run on a platform that pays attention to all people in your state, have ideas to improve the economy, etc., don't owe the IRS, and have your credit cards in control, I'm in.

  • shelly

    Why do you believe she gay. Because miserable Sandra Rose said so.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Or Poolside Patty who called the cops on a group of blacks because they wouldn't talk to her drunk arse.

    When the cop got there he listened to her patiently, but you best believe if she had been black the first thing he would have done was thrown her arse to the ground and arrested her for public drunkenness.

  • Trace da Ace

    ^^^ that part!!!

  • Trace da Ace

    well I hope she wins...not only because she is a African American woman, educated and established.....but because I'm sure that the great folks of GA are sick and tired of the old racist hillbillies from the sticks trying to screw over African Americans like they been doing for so long...#TimeForChange

  • tunjie

    I'm certain his next campaign report will show him in the high millions, folks forget the dude just got out of a runoff.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Just let it his record he let transsexuals in the bathroom with little girls and that’s just a tidbit of the gay laws he passed

  • Trace da Ace

    see and I would have press charges on her for harassment....have them throw her ass in the drunk tank for the night.....

  • Phillybruh

    It seems your fascinated with the gays since you brought them into the conversation.

  • Trace da Ace

    question.....are you homophobic???

  • Ozad

    WOW Auntie, you that diehard of a Republican Trumpster that you going to vote and blog against a fellow black lesbian doing positive thing against all odds? It was already shameful when you didn't support Lance Bottoms..now your own kind.

  • Bashi22

    Auntie Sandra " Longshot" please give this lady some hope lol

  • Ozad

    Sandra is Gay

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    I am pretty sure she is telling the truth

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    If Barry Obama wanted a black women in a position of power why did he choose a Hispanic woman over the thousand of qualified black women for the Supreme Court!!

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    How did I bring it in when the candidate running around telling the moons trees and birds and anybody else who will listen in the state of ga she is a proud homosexual

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    I just think a former president should be doing more important things than wanting to promote some one because they do a particular sex act

  • Phillybruh

    She won't learn until they do that switch a roo like they did on the Orange is the new black finale...lol

  • Miss Thang

    everybody gotta be for a black lesbun? what about principles?

  • shelly

    And she hates Gays , Beyoncé , Barack and black men. Look at her posts

  • Anunnaki

    My alumni??????

  • shelly

    No she hates Blacks and heaps praise on White people.

  • Miss Thang

    A little more socialism for the working class would be good, particularly education and healthcare. Open borders are a definite no though. We don't want benefits going to illegals.

  • Ozad

    so then why you on this blog...Sandra a proud lesbian, she has no principles?

  • Ozad

    IKR shameful

  • TheOwley

    Socialism is nothing more than government spending using other people's money, OPM as in the taxpayer. Eventually if you only have $1.00 to your name, the government will want $.50 cent of it for someone else. And ask Venezuelans how that process is working for them. Also, it would benefit illegals 100%, so be ready to share all you have with them since they are coming here with nothing.

  • Trace da Ace

    you think THAT is why he is promoting her??? Really?? Damn dude...oh and you DID NOT answer my question.....please do not deflect.

  • Itzgoingdown2

    White liberals agenda for black America is clear. It's not fixing horrible ghetto schools, or creating good jobs in the black community or heterosexual marriage for black women who want to get married (only 1 in 4 black women will ever marry. Pre 1960's black women had the highest marriage rate of any group of women, fact).

    White liberals agenda for black America is gentrification of black ghettos in major urban cities (moving blacks to poor third world like suburbs), more black abortions, millions of Illegals invading the country replacing black skilled and unskilled labor and within the next 20 years AT LEAST HALF of black politicians/ leadership is going to be gay/homosexual. There's nothing wrong with black kids. Black adults are the problem. When there is a lack of guidance, lack of stable families, no good/excellent schools creating and minimal opportunities for (good job) employment and middle to upper middle class advancement. The end result is a crime/drug infested ghettos and A PERMANENT UNDERCLASS.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    I see ya point but trump endorsed him days before the run-off ?????

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Best wishes to her.

  • Lucky8

    Go Stacey, may God be with you.

  • Lucky8

    Sitomayervwas a good choice, and she deserved her position. Pease don't look at race inthat decision, because President Obama was a unifier, and probably won the Hispanic vote with that one move. I don't think that anyone else would have put a Hispanic on the bench, and Hispanics should be grateful to President Obama for that.

  • Miss Thang

    "Socialism is nothing more than government spending using other people's money."
    Exactly. That's what taxes are for. I don't care to look at Venezuela. I prefer to look at Canada and Great Britain. I have family members in those places. Not Venezuela.

  • Ryan

    If black women could keep out the pedophile Roy Moore in Alabama, anything is possible.

    Now let's see when the usual trolls are gonna slide in here with their negativity, always trying to chip away at our shine because they have none of their own and barely a pot to piss in.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    All I can say is they never thought there would be a mayor named Kiesha either sooo... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/68bc52b2a4f54f3dc0d4dea29ec0c12c203c19b65d4d18beb2fbbd13d0be6a55.gif

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Congratulations to her! It's far from a long-shot!

  • Ryan

    I haven't seen you make one single positive comment on any post in here. All you seem to do is try to instigate and spread the negativity that lives in your thoughts 24/7. I almost pity you.

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    Atlanta is a chocolate city, but Georgia is a good ole boy state... that’s all I got

  • TheOwley

    Talk to me when it reaches a 100% taxation rate because the government ran out of OPM. Producers stop. Users never stop using. Open a book or something. Also good luck on waiting lines to see a specialist. I don't want my tax money to go on to people bent on eating everything in site and bent on being unhealthy. I'm not paying for them. Wake up from the land of Utopia.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I don't live in Georgia but I'm rooting for her...

  • the watcher

    he has appointed important black women to his cabinet. but you also know that he wasn't just the president of black people?

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL....

  • the watcher

    yep, they sure do! just like the russians did with your president to help get him elected. and how do your president repay putin? by throwing america under the bus and calling putin A GREAT POWERFUL MAN.

  • Scromes1212

    Is this the lady that's like 200 thousand dollars in debt with credit cards and other foolishness? She can raise 6 million but can't pay her bills smh

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Tell me because I don't have Netflix.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    They are already playing their games.

    Facebook had to close several accounts that were fake and were stirring up hate.

    Claire McCaskill's campaign computer system was hacked by the Russians and another Democrat from NH was hacked.

    So it's 2016 all over again while the GOP decides not to send any money to states to help secure the vote.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You upvoted yourself?
    Pathetic.

  • Miss Thang

    I'm only interested in what works in real life. Not some textbook fantasy. Call me when you actually look at the reality of the vast majority of people/s lives in this country vs. other first world countries.

  • TheOwley

    I can only worry about where I am. I believe we should have a process to help those that can’t help themselves. But I don't believe in supporting those that can help themselves and refuse but rely on the government to carry their water. Socialism breeds that.
    I believe in personal freedoms and the right to live our lives with the LEAST amount of government intrusion or interference. Socialism it the total opposite of that. So if the people of GA want to have higher taxes on everything to pay for other’s everything, that’s their business. Also your friends are running on the textbook utopia fantasy you preach about and that never fares well in any election. Still sleeping I see.

    btw I lived under socialism / communism and it s*cks. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy and these millenials would be mass suiciding under such a regime.

  • Youngblood

    Proof or you repeating what you read or heard?

  • Scromes1212

    No receipts lol just saw a story about her awhile back.

  • dontgetblocked

    u know why

  • dontgetblocked

    Endorse another loser...And it's FORMER president!

  • J2PC

    I want her to win simply because she is Black and qualified. However, the entire State of Georgia will become bankrupt, filled with homelessness, increased crime, drugs, etc. because anything ran by most Democrats goes down the gutter fast.

    -just look at all things urban/inner city controlled by Democrats. Behind the illusion or propaganda of helping for votes is the idea of it is supposed to end up that way. Whereas, the majority of the population are struggling or impoverished, needy/dependent on all things gov't with a dysfunctional behavior to run up all types of negative stats across different charts.

  • J2PC

    How so? Phobic means having fear or anxiety about something. Since when is asking a question or speaking a truth some type of anti, phobia, ism or igot??

    -it is a form of reverse psychology and used to manipulate and keep folks from asking questions or speaking truths just like being PC defies logic, science, facts and commonsense just to push lies, fantasies, illusions or questionable dysfunctional behavior or crime of any sort.

  • Juliaquan C Spain

    Come on Stacey.....let's do this......thanks Obama as well.

  • Miss Thang

    I don’t think Great Britain and Canada are suffering. So what’s the problem?

  • SoChlo

    If this is the same person, she did an interview explaining she has student loan debt (like most college grads) and had to quit working for a few years to take care of her sick parents therefore incurring credit card debt. I guess that makes her a loser?

  • SoChlo

    The entire southern region of the US has the worst poverty, worst education, and behind in every metic. They are all very republican.

  • TheOwley

    You want me to tell you, bless your heart.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    LOL.

    You should look as some of the rural areas in states that are poor and filled with meth heads.

  • Disappointed

    Stacey Abrams (Obama endorsed) or Brian Kemp (#45 endorsed), I will take my chances with Abrams!

  • Quitedeliteful

    We really need a multi-party system....

  • tunjie

    Repubs in GA are highly together, they by far will come together and raise as much or more than Ms. Abrams. The last thing they plan on doing is losing Georgia to a black woman. I speak this from my time in politics in GA, though I hope she wins. The national party will probably raise 10 million alone or more for Kemp.

  • She.Is.Not.Ready

    Yep I am GA born and our education system/test scores usually rank 49 out of 50 states. It's been republican run for many of my 31 years so I just cannot with J2PC's b.s scare tactics. Many of the democratic run cities that he or she is referring to are probably suffering from white flight and long gone industries that decimated many cites blame that on republicans who sought higher profits over keeping jobs here in America. This propaganda they spew is similar to Trump taking credit for the work Obama did and blaming Obama for Dubya's idiocy.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    I understand where you’re coming from, but Georgia ain’t the same Georgia anymore, more and more people from elsewhere have moved her and things are shifting. We will see

  • She.Is.Not.Ready

    What hispanic woman did he choose to nominate? His supreme court nominee was Merrick Garland very much a white male.

  • Trace da Ace

    Since when is asking a question or speaking a truth some type of anti, phobia, ism or igot??
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    if you read my QUESTION, you would SEE that I ASKED him was he homophobic......NOT ACCUSE him of being homophobic....there IS difference dear.....carry on. :)

  • Miss Thang

    no, I don't need or want you to tell me because you wouldn't be speaking from your personal experience. I have family members who live in both countries and they're very happy.

  • J2PC

    That's not true because they are not ALL Republicans. lol Plenty of Black folks and other groups including White vote Democrat in the South. However, Texas have a number public schools alone that are rand in US Newsweek top 5% of all high schools across the nation. Texas is Republican and in the south and has an economy that has continue to perform better than the majority of the country even when the US is in a recession. -TX still does well with employment and all.

    Just because the bible-belt south tends to be very conservative in mentality or doesn't mean that those states do not each have these urban towns, counties & cities that will vote 'Democrat,' especially where it is predominantly Black.

    Some of the worst schools will still have some poor individuals who will master whatever is put before them and go onto excel in life or getting into really good rank universities.

  • J2PC

    Facts are meant to inform not to be used as some scare tactic. Parents in GA who homeschool their children or had them educated in private school tend to produce children who go onto college and perform well.

    In addition, US Newsweek ranked high schools in GA out of the 20,500 schools that exist in America. Georgia has 20 high schools ranked among the top 5% best schools in the nation. 16 out of those 20 received Gold Medals for high standard in academic performances & achievement where SATs/ACTs scores also measured up. The remaining 4 schools received Silver Medals.

    Better schools in GA is a two-fold reflection of children in schools eager to learn are coming from households where academics is a top priority with parents being actively involved in helping their children learn.

    The rest has to do with families earning a good living paying local taxes on their properties which helps to finance better schools unlike poorer, crime-infested areas that drains the tax system needed for better schools.

  • TheOwley

    Actually I do speak from personal experiences, I lived it. I lived the misery. I have friends from Venezuela and they tell me of their personal experiences. You are just another progressive who speaks out of pure ignorance, so you stay asleep. Even Obama isn't endorsing that ignorant child from NY.

  • J2PC

    Oh, I am aware. Every single ethnic/racial group will have their bag of trash or a population of people ranked in the gutter (criminals, druggies, pedophiles, rapists, molesters, thieves, gangs, etc.). -however, we are talking about our Black folks and what different things mean for us to examine and try to fix.

  • J2PC

    Eh. We see thru the passive-aggressiveness. It's within tone & context and you meant to be slick by flipping it to a question, but we can see thru that. ;)

  • J2PC

    Folks are saying that he owes them because had it not been for liberal hollywood's big $$$ with 'get out and vote' messages, he would not have been reelection.

    Maybe, he didn't get to finish his 'will do' list for them and HC was suppose to get elected to finish the job. But she didn't happen.

  • Miss Thang

    Why do you keep talking about Venezuela? No one wants this country to be like Venezuela. I specifically mentioned Canada and Great Britain, so it's obvious you are purposely ignoring what I'm saying. And I'm glad Obama didn't endorse her. That means she may win. Obama endorses losers like Hillary.

  • Trace da Ace

    da hell?? really?? I asked a question based off a comment that was NOT directed to YOU..... Stop trying to make it something that it was not... and if I wanted to be slick about it...I would say it....so please have BLESSED day. :)

  • TheOwley

    Invariably it would end up like Venezuela. The government will keep taking and taking in taxes to support this vast population of people many illegals, takers, moochers, cheaters, don't want to work because gubbinet will give them free stuff. And btw, with open borders which is what we will have, Ultimately your tax base dwindles and people will tire of taking care of others who refuse to care for themselves. How long do you think real workers will tolerate this. The more you tax people, the more people will bail out eventually. You want a useless America. We won't let you.

    Sorry you don't want to hear the truth. This is typical magical progressives eat up. I too would love to live in Utopia but alas, it does not exist. This woman from New York wants free everything for everyone and do so many democrats. I can't reason with someone that actually believes that and you obviously do. BTW, Maduro regretting his socialistic model. It's the shitz and he knows it. He's lucky there is no revolution in Venezuela because the guns have been confiscated and he has squashed every effort. Moving on.

  • Miss Thang

    I don't see Australia, Great Britain, or Canada becoming anything like Venezuela anytime soon. You're not living in reality.

  • TheOwley

    Are you stupid. Go read today Wall Street Journal Report on Brazil and how the wealthy and celebrities are fleeing the country. The same motherfuckers who welcomed socialism are escaping the disaster that Brazil has become. You don't understand how economics work. And Britain is becoming Britanstand. SO FUCK OFF!!!!

  • SoChlo

    Texas has oil money, of course they are not hit hard by recessions and I’m quite sure those schools are attended by wealthy people who have the resources to make their school successful. And yes, the Southern states are ALL Republican. Just because some cities are liberal does not mean the entire state is. Please google us voting by state and take a look at the sea of red in the south then overlap that with the education report card.

  • J2PC

    The top 10 oil rich states in the US: Texas, N. Dakota, Alaska, California, Colorado, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana, Utah, Wyoming. -however, not all of them are doing as well as TX.

    Why? Because TX has a number of top major companies generating tax income revenue including tech companies like Dell, TX Instruments, Pro Sports, Hospitals, Universities, Real Estate is doing well, Pharmaceutical Companies...just to name a few to help power their economy in addition to oil. Given that they have a large number of homeowners, property taxes help to finance the local schools.