Most Americans know Stacey Abrams as a Georgia Democratic activist and someone who’s now run twice to be governor of the state. Both runs were against current Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and resulted in failure for Abrams.
As for policy, Abrams has attacked voter ID laws as racist, endorsed mask mandates (while personally breaking these mandates herself), and opposed measures that would allow parents to have school choice.
She also sits on the board of an organization that is very much supportive of defunding the police.
However, Abrams’ issues extend beyond her policies, which much of the country finds to be problematic. Since her unsuccessful efforts to become Georgia’s governor, Abrams is staring down a $100 million tab to vendors, among other issues, per Red State.
Rough Times For Stacey Abrams
In light of the massive bill that Abrams’ campaign now owes to vendors, reports allege that she’s essentially passing the buck onto folks who have worked for her campaign.
Furthermore, additional rumors claim that Abrams is again considering another run for public office, despite now having two losses under her belt.
To make matters worse for Abrams, Lauren Groh-Wargo, her two-time campaign manager, isn’t doing her any favors. After Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock swatted off a challenge from Republican Herschel Walker, Groh-Wargo rushed to take some credit for it.
Stacey Abrams amassed over $100 million in her failed bid to unseat Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp.
It's now being reported that her gubernatorial campaign can't afford to pay its employees and owes over $1 million to vendors.
That's the left's "shining star".
— Bob Wilkinson (@BobWilk73230025) December 19, 2022
However, Groh-Wargo did not also take responsibility for Abrams losing her second gubernatorial race in a row. Abrams spent much of her campaign this go-around alleging that voter suppression was rampant in Georgia amid also taking various potshots at Kemp.
Based on this, some could make the case that Abrams’ campaign manager played a huge role in her losing her elections both in 2018 and in 2022.
Trouble Ahead For Future Runs?
Based on how Abrams is allegedly treating her campaign staffers since her latest loss in Georgia, it remains to be seen whether or not other folks are willing to work for her on campaigns she might start later down the line.
Amid reports of Abrams’ staffers taking pay cuts and pink slips, people who may otherwise be inclined to work for her could determine their efforts are better served elsewhere.
I warned you Georgia Democrats that Stacey Abrams is a cooked, lying race baiter and yet you still supported her. Thank God she got blown out by Kemp in the gubernatorial race. Now we learn she’s fired her staff, cut off their pay and is over one million in debt. Told you so.
— Matthew Forbes (@Matthew37973809) December 19, 2022
While there’s talk about Abrams running for public office again in the future, it’s not been said which position she’s most likely to throw her hat in the ring for. Though if the past is any indicator of the future, Abrams may, again, try to run for governor of Georgia in 2026.
What do you make of the latest reports surrounding Georgia Democratic activist Stacey Abrams? Do you believe she is ever going to pay the massive bill that she’s alleged to have racked up from running for political office?
Please let us know in the comments section.