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The Passion of Jen Jordan: How an unlikely politician became the new voice of Georgia’s Democratic party
Jen Jordan is now approached constantly by women—“it’s almost always women,” she says—telling her how much her speech meant to them and sharing their own stories of reproductive trauma: infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion. Still, although she is strongly pro-choice, Jordan says she never wanted to be known as “the abortion speech lady.”
Most politicians, after losing a monumental election, see their personal brand fade into obscurity. Not Stacey Abrams.
During a rally for Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on Friday, former President Barack Obama played all of his fans' favorite hits. When someone in the crowd shouted "Obama, I love you," he replied, "I love you back." He said, "Don't boo, vote," his oft-repeated phrase from 2016, multiple times during his hour-long speech at Morehouse College.
By the time all the votes were tallied late Tuesday night, Stacey Abrams had claimed more than 75 percent of the 550,000-plus votes cast for the Democratic candidates.
Democratic candidates Stacey Abrams and Stacey Evans made their case for why they should be Georgia's next governor during the Atlanta Press Club debate, discussing guns, healthcare, economics, and education.
Georgia lawmakers have been accused of moving the goal posts so their party can stay in power. Could an independent set of mapmakers put an end to the process? Or must the courts decide?
“The fact that people are paying attention to races they otherwise wouldn’t indicates that Democrats and even some moderate Republicans are eager to send a pretty strong message to Trump and the GOP establishment,” said Emory professor Michael Leo Owens, who specializes in urban politics.
What to make of new polling that shows Jon Ossoff, a 30-year-old Democrat who’s never before run for public office, has as much voter support as the top three Republican candidates combined? It’s no wonder that some observers view the wide-open race in the heavily Republican 6th—the special election is on April 18, the runoff in June—as an effective referendum on the already troubled Trump presidency.
We caught up with state House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams for a few questions about how Democrats in Georgia plan to regain lost ground in the age of President Trump
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