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 ClintonGOP lawmaker defends Chelsea Clinton after confrontation over New Zealand attacks Klobuchar: Race, gender should not be litmus tests for 2020 Dem nominee Kirsten Gillibrand officially announces White House run 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 SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersO'Rourke faces pressure from left on 'Medicare for all' O'Rourke says he won't use 'f-word' on campaign trail O'Rourke not planning, but not ruling out big fundraisers MORE (I-Vt.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisO'Rourke faces pressure from left on 'Medicare for all' O'Rourke says he won't use 'f-word' on campaign trail O'Rourke not planning, but not ruling out big fundraisers MORE (D-Calif.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerO'Rourke faces pressure from left on 'Medicare for all' O'Rourke says he won't use 'f-word' on campaign trail O'Rourke not planning, but not ruling out big fundraisers 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.