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Booker stumps for Abrams in Georgia

Race for governor is within margin of error

By David Wildstein, October 21 2018 6:24 pm

U.S. Senator Cory Booker is in Georgia today campaigning with Stacey Abrams, who is looking to become the first Black woman to be elected governor of any state.

Three October polls each has Abrams trailing Republican Brian Kemp by two percentage points that put the race within the margin of error.

Booker today criticized Kemp for purging tens of thousands of voters – “mostly African American” – from the voter rolls while serving as Georgia Secretary of State.

“Not only is the GOP spending millions on TV ads, but Stacey’s opponent is using his position as Secretary of State to suppress the registration of tens of thousands of voters, most of them black Americans. There has never been a more important time to show Stacey that we stand with her,” Booker said in a fundraising appeal for Abrams today.  “Stacey has spent her life standing up to injustice and fighting to make life better for everyone around her. She is truly an inspiration to me — I’m honored to stand with Stacey and her campaign to move Georgia forward.”

Abrams, the former minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, was in Newark on September 24 for a fundraiser hosted by Booker attended by First Lady Tammy Murphy, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver.

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