Stacey Abrams on why she’s running for governor: ‘My fight is for Georgia’

Stacey Abrams recently announced that’s she’s running for governor of Georgia. Abrams spoke with “Closer Look” program host Rose about her decision to run for Georgia’s highest office for a second time.

Emil Moffatt

Stacey Abrams says her core mission is to serve Georgia.

On Friday’s edition of “Closer Look,” just two days after she announced that she’s running to be Georgia’s next governor, the former state House Minority Leader talked exclusively with program host Rose Scott.

Abrams talked about her decision to run for Georgia’s highest office for a second time after spending the last three years working in the private sector, and what she hopes to accomplish in the weeks and months ahead.

“At the core of it, I believe in service, I believe in Georgia and this is a job that I think I’m ready and more than capable of doing and now is the time,” said Abrams.

During the conversation, Abrams talked about several topics, including expanding voter access and her work to help settle the medical debts of 68,000 Georgians and provide food for families amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Abrams also responded to Gov. Brian Kemp’s criticism of her gubernatorial bid and his overall response in leading the state during a global health crisis.

“Brian Kemp doesn’t know what his job is and my intention is to replace him with someone who does, and that’s me,” said Abrams.

To listen to the full conversation, click the audio player above.