Clinton backs Georgia governor hopeful on eve of primary

Clinton backs Georgia governor hopeful on eve of primary
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocratic insiders stay on the sidelines in 2020 race Hillicon Valley: Twitter falling short on pledge to verify primary candidates | Barr vows to make surveillance reforms after watchdog report | DHS cyber chief focused on 2020 The Hill's Campaign Report: High stakes at last Democratic debate before Super Tuesday MORE endorsed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D) on Monday, one day before the primary for Abrams’s race.

CNN first reported that the former Democratic presidential nominee recorded a robocall for Abrams, who is seeking to become the first black female governor in the country.

“A Yale educated attorney, Abrams is the only candidate with bold new plans to ensure Georgians have access to good jobs, quality public schools, affordable child care and higher education,” Clinton said in the call.

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The party's most recent standard-bearer has begun to publicly back Democratic candidates ahead of this year's midterms and state elections.

Clinton is expected to endorse New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Wednesday at the state's Democratic convention. Cuomo is facing a primary challenge from activist and actress Cynthia Nixon.

Abrams, meanwhile, has garnered support from several other high-profile liberals, including Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWinners and losers from the South Carolina debate Five takeaways from the Democratic debate Sanders most searched, most tweeted about candidate during Democratic debate MORE (I-Vt.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisThis week: House to vote on legislation to make lynching a federal hate crime Juan Williams: Black votes matter Clyburn: Biden 'suffered' from not doing 'enough' in early debates MORE (D-Calif.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerDemocrats' Obama-to-Sanders shift on charter schooling This week: House to vote on legislation to make lynching a federal hate crime Juan Williams: Black votes matter MORE (D-N.J.), in her primary bid against former state Rep. Stacey Evans (D).

An NBC Atlanta poll conducted earlier this month showed 43 percent of Democratic voters supported Abrams, compared to 24 percent who supported Evans. Another 33 percent of Democratic voters said they were undecided.