It’s not over until she says it’s over.
The 2018 Midterm elections made history in countless ways, from Alexandra Ocasio Cortez becoming the youngest woman ever in Congress to Sharice Davids being among the first Native American women to serve––there were victories all around. These inspirational women have lit a fire within Democrat Stacey Abrams, who ran to become Georgia’s next governor, to continue working towards her goal.
Only 48 hours after officially ending her campaign, Abrams made it clear that she won’t stop fighting to one day become the first black female governor in U.S. history. Sitting down for an interview with CNN’s State Of The Union, she said:
I’m going to spend the next year as a private citizen, but I do indeed intend to run for office again. I need to take a nap, but once I do, I’m planning to get back into the ring.
We’re behind Abrams taking a quick power nap, especially after standing her ground against Republican opponent Brian Kemp. She wanted to make sure that every single vote was counted and heard before withdrawing her bid. The former Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives may have not won this election, but she’s earned the respect of Oprah and that means something.
Abrams plans to file a federal lawsuit to challenge the election’s mismanagement. On Friday, she targeted her words towards Kemp, “Let’s be clear: This is not a speech of concession because concession means to acknowledge an action is right, true and proper.”