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Democrats Bet on Abortion Ire in Georgia for Two Key Midterm Wins

  • The state faces a looming ban on abortions after six weeks
  • Stacey Abrams urges voters to fight back and organize
Stacey Abrams

Stacey Abrams

Photographer: Dustin Chambers/Bloomberg

Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and other Democrats in Georgia are looking to use anger over a looming ban on abortion to attract suburban college-educated White women and men -- a block of voters that could prove pivotal in the state’s high-stakes elections in November.

Republican Governor Brian Kemp, who is seeking re-election, faces a rematch against Abrams, a nationally known voting-rights advocate who Kemp narrowly defeated four years ago. Meanwhile, Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock is facing Republican Herschel Walker, a former NFL football player and acolyte of former president Donald Trump, in a race that could decide control of the Senate.