Stacey Abrams has a major problem. She is in a race for the governorship of Georgia and if she loses, she will have no excuse for it because she used them all up the first time she lost.
She has made a terrible mistake in believing that her far-left positions have made her extraordinarily popular in the state. She also failed to realize that everything she has ever done or said lives on the internet forever.
For instance. She claims she wants to increase the number of policemen in a state where crime is a major campaign issue. However, what she has tried to hide is that she is a board member of Black Voices for Black Justice Fund, and is also the co-chair of the organization that hands out grants to radical groups that push for the defunding of the police. Methinks Stacey speaks with a forked tongue.
She doesn’t even realize how laughable she has become. Current Gov. Brian Kemp, whom I am not a huge fan of, does not only get to dispute what she says, but is also able to mock her.
On top of that, only 14% of the money she has raised comes from Georgia residents. The bulk of her war chest comes from New York, California, and Washington DC.
Stacey Abrams has raised almost $50 million for her gubernatorial campaign in Georgia. Just $7 million (14 percent) of that fundraising haul came from residents of that state, however, according to an analysis by Washington Free Beacon alum Lachlan Markay.
Nearly half the money raised by Abrams’s campaign and leadership committee ($22.7 million) came from donors in three deep-blue states and one liberal territory that wants to be a state but never will: California ($10.2 million), Washington, D.C. ($6.4 million), New York ($3.6 million), and Delaware ($2.5 million). The result is not entirely surprising given that Abrams recently described Georgia as “the worst state in the country to live.”
Two weeks ago, Brian Kemp joined the tailgaters before the Georgia Bulldog game. It was a smash hit as he hobnobbed with fans of the number one Bulldogs. So, Abrams decided that it would be a good idea if she would do the same thing.
Football is big in Georgia, especially in Athens, so she set up an event. However, on the day of her event, Georgia was playing the University of South Carolina. in Columbia, SC. Needless to say, there were no tailgaters there for her to schmooze with.
— Cody Hall (@CodyHallGA) September 17, 2022
And to top it off, she wore blue. You would think she would be smart enough to wear red and black, the school colors for the Bulldogs. Who is running her campaign? Elmer Fudd? Possibly. And on election night he will be saying, “That’s all folks.”
— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) September 9, 2022
The Kemp campaign came out with an ad to use against Abrams and her alleged Star Trek fandom:
>@GovKemp’s campaign swipes at @staceyabrams Star Trek fandom with this mailer hitting Georgia households this week: “Planet Stacey. Boldly going where California and New York have gone before.” #gapol https://t.co/R8XmKObpFd pic.twitter.com/YbKGcd7gCf
— Greg Bluestein (@bluestein) September 18, 2022
As of July, only 14% of Abrams’ campaign money has come from within the state of Georgia. By contrast, around the same time, Kemp’s fundraising was nearly a mirror image, with 83% of his fundraising coming from instate. On top of that, Abrams’ values and campaign promises match those of the coastal elites far more than those of most Georgians.
And polling bears out that reality. As of this writing, the RealClearPolitics average has Kemp up 5.3 points over Abrams, which has been consistent. It’s a totally different story from 2018 when Kemp and Abrams ran a tight race against each other.
Erickson points out that “no poll this year has had Kemp behind Abrams and most have him ahead by more than five. Four years ago, the polls were split 50/50 over who was winning.”