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 ClintonMore than half of eligible Latinos voted in 2020, setting record Fox News signs Trey Gowdy, Dan Bongino for new shows The Memo: GOP attacks bounce off Biden 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.


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 SandersOvernight Health Care: CDC approves Pfizer vaccine for adolescents aged 12-15 | House moderates signal concerns with Pelosi drug pricing bill | Panel blasts COVID-19 response Briahna Joy Gray: Warren not endorsing Sanders in 2020 was 'really frustrating' House moderates signal concerns with Pelosi drug pricing bill MORE (I-Vt.), Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisMcConnell: 'Good chance' of deal with Biden on infrastructure Democrat Nikki Fried teases possible challenge to DeSantis Pavlich: The border crisis Biden said we could afford MORE (D-Calif.) and Cory BookerCory BookerPolice reform talks hit familiar stumbling block Almost 20 advocacy groups team up to pressure Congress to pass health care bill for immigrants Biden adds pressure to congressional talks with self-imposed deadlines 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.