Democrats are growing anxious about when – and even whether – Stacey Abrams will enter the 2022 race for Georgia governor as the party sets its sights on capturing a statewide office that narrowly eluded them less than four years ago.
Party operatives almost universally believe that Abrams will end up running. But her continued silence on her plans has some worried that a late entrance into the race could hamper the party’s hopes of victory next year.
At the same time, Abrams’s dominance among Georgia Democrats has left the party without a clear alternative in the event that she passes on another gubernatorial campaign. No other Democrat has jumped into the race, and those who are interested are waiting to see what Abrams does first.
“I think she still has a little bit of time,” one Democratic strategist said. “The minute she announces, she is automatically the candidate to beat. The problem is, I think that keeps everything in kind of a holding pattern when we really need to be aggressive and proactive in Georgia.”
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