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 Clinton2020 Democrats target federal ban on abortion funding Hillary Clinton slams Trump for spreading 'sexist trash' about Pelosi Gillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign 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 SandersJames Carville: Biden represents 'stability' not 'generational change' Ocasio-Cortez, progressives trash 'antisemitic' Politico illustration of Bernie Sanders 2020 Democrats target federal ban on abortion funding MORE (I-Vt.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisSan Francisco police chief apologizes for raid on journalist's home Gillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign Senate Democrats to House: Tamp down the impeachment talk MORE (D-Calif.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony Booker2020 Democrats target federal ban on abortion funding Gillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign 2020 hopeful John Delaney unveils T climate plan 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.