Stacey Evans may have neutralized a massive chunk of Stacey Abrams support.
In a day of trading endorsements, Evans had the better one. Emmanuel Jones, the former chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus took great effort to show what he perceived was Abrams’ too-eager willingness to work with Republicans on signature Democratic issues.
Here are the choice quotes, and with no disrespect to Stacey A., they are all negative against her:
“Until 2011, the promise of HOPE was simple: make a ‘B’, go to college, and any Georgian who wants to go to technical college could go tuition-free.
“But in 2011, Republicans, with the help of Stacey Abrams, broke that promise. Stacey Abrams partnered with Republicans to author a bill to cut the HOPE Scholarship…
“We all know that our right to vote and the protections of that right have been under constant attack from Republicans because they know when we vote, we win. In 2011, they found an ally in their attempt to cut back access to the polls: Stacey Abrams. She joined with her Republican colleagues to reduce the number of days people have to vote from 45 to 21…
“In 2016, the banking lobby decided that it should be harder to prosecute their clients, often bank board members. Stacey Evans delivered the minority report against this bill because, as we all know, it’s already hard enough to hold bankers accountable. Despite the Democratic Caucus delivering a report against the bill on the House floor, and Democrats in committee fighting against it, Minority Leader Stacey Abrams voted for the measure….”
This won’t win it or lose it for either candidate but we’re now going to see a more direct and fiercer campaign from both women.