Google's most-searched politician of 2018 is Stacey Abrams

Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams was the top trending politician in searches in 2018, Google announced.

Google's "Year in Search" results showed that Abrams beat out a host of other politicians who burst onto the national scene in 2018. She finished ahead of Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeButtigieg picks up third congressional endorsement from New York lawmaker Klobuchar hires staff in Nevada Deval Patrick enters 2020 race MORE (D-Texas), Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzTrade deal talks expand as Congress debates tech legal shield Sanders meets with MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred Cruz knocks Chick-fil-A over past donation: It has 'lost its way' MORE (R-Texas), Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum (D) and Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez: 'Won't you look at that: Amazon is coming to NYC anyway' House approves two-state resolution in implicit rebuke of Trump Biden: Media misinterpreted Ocasio-Cortez's impact on Democrats MORE (D-N.Y.), in that order.

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Search results for Abrams spiked from mid-October through mid-November as her race against Gov.-elect Brian Kemp (R) gained national prominence. Kemp, then the secretary of state in Georgia, was accused of voter suppression.

Kemp, who rebuffed calls for his resignation ahead of the election, narrowly defeated Abrams.

O'Rourke lost his Texas Senate race to Cruz last month, but in the process sparked speculation he may run for the White House in 2020.

Gillum lost his bid for Florida governor to former Rep. Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisOvernight Defense: Suspect in Pensacola shooting identified as Saudi aviation student | Trump speaks with Saudi king after shooting | Esper denies considering 14K deployment to Mideast Suspect in deadly Pensacola air station shooting a Saudi national Three dead, several injured in Pensacola naval station shooting MORE (R) in a hotly contested election.

Ocasio-Cortez garnered the national spotlight when she defeated Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) in a primary. The self-identified democratic socialist won her general election last month, becoming the youngest woman elected to Congress.

The Google search results were reported by multiple outlets, including Newsweek and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.