Cong. David Scott Endorses Stacey Abrams for Governor

Rep. Stacey Abrams now has 75% of the Georgia Democratic Congressional delegation in her corner.

In a statement released a few minutes ago, Congressman David Scott announced he is supporting Abrams.

Scott said:

“Stacey Abrams is an experienced and principled leader who is not afraid to stand up for what is right, and put service to families in our state first. As the top ranking Democrat in the House who has stopped tax increases on the poor and middle class, fought to expand Medicaid, protected civil rights and stood up for access to quality public education, she is undoubtedly the most qualified person in the race for governor.”

Abrams already had the backing of Congs. Hank Johnson and John Lewis. Sanford Bishop is the only Georgia Democrat in D.C. who has not endorsed either candidate. Stacey Evans is the other declared candidate for governor.

The full release is below the fold.

CONGRESSMAN DAVID SCOTT ENDORSES STACEY ABRAMS FOR GOVERNOR

Atlanta, GA – Today, Congressman David Scott (D-13) endorsed former House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams for Governor of Georgia. Congressman Scott joins Congressman John Lewis (D-05) and Congressman Hank Johnson (D-04) in supporting Abrams and her vision for a brighter, stronger Georgia.

“Stacey Abrams is an experienced and principled leader who is not afraid to stand up for what is right, and put service to families in our state first,” said Congressman David Scott. “As the top ranking Democrat in the House who has stopped tax increases on the poor and middle class, fought to expand Medicaid, protected civil rights and stood up for access to quality public education, she is undoubtedly the most qualified person in the race for governor.”

“I am honored to have Congressman Scott’s support,” said Representative Stacey Abrams. “Congressman Scott has been a tireless advocate and strong voice in Washington for our state and families in the 13th Congressional District. He has worked to promote economic security and educational opportunity for all Georgians. I look forward to working alongside him during the campaign ahead.”

Congressman John Lewis, progressive organization Democracy for America, with over 30,000 members in Georgia and a million members nationwide, Congressman Hank Johnson, Dr. Rev. Joseph Lowery, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Let America Vote, and EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics with more than five million members nationwide, have also endorsed Stacey Abrams for Governor. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 613, Atlanta North Georgia Building Trades Council, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 77, the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 926, and the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union Southeast Council have each endorsed Stacey Abrams because of her commitment to creating a Georgia that ensures the rights of working families.

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