November 16, 2018 6:23 PM
In response to Stacey Abrams’ concession, Governor-elect Brian Kemp issued the following statement:
“Moments ago, Stacey Abrams conceded the race and officially ended her campaign for governor. I appreciate her passion, hard work, and commitment to public service.
“The election is over and hardworking Georgians are ready to move forward. We can no longer dwell on the divisive politics of the past but must focus on Georgia’s bright and promising future.
“Under the leadership of Governors Perdue and Deal, our state has experienced unmatched growth and prosperity. We will work diligently in the transition process to build on their accomplishments and keep Georgia moving in the right direction.
“I humbly ask for citizens of our great state to stand with me in the days ahead. Together, we will realize the opportunities and tackle the challenges to come. We will be a state that puts hardworking Georgians – no matter their zip code or political preference – first!”
Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) issued the following statement after tonight’s developments in the gubernatorial election:
“Now that his opponent has conceded the race, Georgia can move forward as we all work toward a better tomorrow with our next Governor Brian Kemp. I commend him for the patience and class he has demonstrated throughout this ordeal. I only wish that others would have chosen to conduct themselves in a similar fashion.”