Why This Florida Mayor Thinks He Has A Real Shot At The Presidency (HBO)

This is a city of around 140,000 people nestled between Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. On Tuesday, the city held municipal elections — incumbent mayor Wayne Messam, a Democrat, cruised to a second term. Votes cast totaled around 6,795, and as expected Messam won around 86% of them.

Messam is a first generation American a former Florida State University wide receiver. He almost went to the NFL but he didn’t make the cut. So he came home and started a successful construction business. At 44, he’s Miramar’s first black mayor. He celebrated his second term with a 4-mile run in the early morning hours of Wednesday with his regular running group.

A few hours later, he filed the necessary paperwork to launch an exploratory committee to pursue becoming the next president of the United States.

It’s crazy, but it’s not that crazy. Messam’s team sees a pathway for a young, black progressive southerner after the surprising rise of candidates like Andrew Gillum in Florida and Stacey Abrams in Georgia. South Carolina is the third stop on the Democratic nomination calendar, and Messam supporters say a strong early showing could make him a contender there.

But there’s not much time. The first Democratic primary debate is in June, and to make the stage candidates need to create a grassroots fundraising army or start showing results in national polls. Messam starts both efforts from basically zero. But he says he’s making this run for all the right reasons.

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Georgia voting problems highlighted at hearing

Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is telling a congressional committee about voting problems in the state during the November 2018 election. (Feb. 19)

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Here’s the latest for Wednesday February 6th: President Trump’s State of the Union calls for bipartisanship; Stacey Abrams delivers Democratic response; Trump-Kim Jong Un summit planned for Vietnam in February; Snow in California.

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Democratic response: Abrams challenges Trump, GOP

Former Georgia Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams delivered the Democratic response to the State of the Union. Abrams called the shutdown a ‘stunt’ and challenged President Trump and Republicans on the economy, immigration and voting rights. (Feb. 6)

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Abrams will give Dems State of Union response

(29 Jan 2019) Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer says former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams will deliver the Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address. (Jan. 29)

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Kemp congratulates Abrams, says he’s moving on

(17 Nov 2018) Republican Brian Kemp congratulates Democrat Stacey Abrams on a hard-fought campaign for Georgia governor, but says it’s time to put the race behind him and focus on leading the state (Nov. 17)

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Abrams says she will sue over Georgia election

(16 Nov 2018) Democrat Stacey Abrams says she will file a federal lawsuit to challenge the “gross mismanagement” of Georgia elections. (Nov. 16)

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Abrams campaign says it will fight on in Ga. race

(8 Nov 2018) Stacey Abrams’ campaign says it will continue to fight to get all outstanding votes counted in the Georgia governor’s race and won’t accept former Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s declaration of victory. (Nov. 8)

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Georgia Governor Candidates: votes left to count

(7 Nov 2018) Georgia’s hotly contested and potentially historic governor’s race may not be over yet, with Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp awaiting the final accounting of absentee and provisional ballots. (Nov. 7)

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Georgia Voters React To 2018 Midterms Ads (HBO)

On the eve of Georgia’s tight and contentious governor’s race, Republican and Democratic voters in an Atlanta focus group spoke in generally positive terms about a Stacey Abrams ad showing her family life, but they broke along party lines to argue about a Brian Kemp ad that played on similar themes.

The responses appeared to demonstrate how a viewer’s sense of the authenticity of candidates determines the success of their ads. The group was convened by conservative pollster Frank Luntz, who has led four focus groups in all with VICE News during the lead-up to the midterms. The group of twenty voters—ten Abrams supporters and ten Kemp supporters—said that an ad featuring Abrams hosting a large family dinner at her house conveyed a sense of humanity and tradition.

“She’s talking about faith. She’s talking about family. It’s everything that I think Georgia is about,” said Joan Bruce, 56, a self-described moderate conservative who voted from Trump in 2016 and who supports Kemp for governor.

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Kemp, Abrams push for votes in Georgia

(5 Nov 2018) The leading candidates for governor Georgia are pushing hard for votes, ahead of what’s expected to be a very close election on Tuesday. Democrat Stacey Abrams campaigned in Augusta. Republican Brian Kemp rallied with President Trump in Macon. (Nov. 5)

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ShowBiz Minute: Cornell, Oprah, Depp

(2 Nov 2018) Family of singer Chris Cornell sues doctor over his death; Oprah Winfrey urges voters to make history by backing Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams for Georgia governor; Johnny Depp relists Kentucky horse farm with a lower asking price. (Nov. 2)

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Oprah campaigns for Stacey Abrams in Georgia

(1 Nov 2018) In a rousing speech in the Republican-leaning suburbs of Atlanta, Oprah Winfrey urged voters on Thursday to make history by backing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in next week’s election. (Nov. 1)

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Abrams, Kemp spar over voter access in GA debate

(23 Oct 2018) Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp met in their first of two debates in a fierce Georgia governor’s race rocked recently by charges of voter suppression (Oct. 23)

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Georgia, Texas Democrats Nominate Women For Gov.

Georgia Democrats chose Atlanta lawyer Stacey Abrams to be their nominee for Governor. Republican candidates there are in a runoff. Texas Democrats nominated Former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez to take on Republican Governor Greg Abbott. (May 23)

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Georgia, Texas Democrats Nominate Women For Gov.

Georgia Democrats chose Atlanta lawyer Stacey Abrams to be their nominee for Governor. Republican candidates there are in a runoff. Texas Democrats nominated Former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez to take on Republican Governor Greg Abott. (May 23)

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