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'RourkeRobert (Beto) Francis O'RourkeEx-Michelle Obama aide says O'Rourke's road trip is a 'listening tour' in form of a travel blog Howard Dean looking for a 'younger, newer' Democratic nominee in 2020 Former staffer accuses Jackson Lee of retaliation after rape claim MORE (D-Texas), Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzGroup aiming to draft Beto O’Rourke unveils first 2020 video Howard Dean looking for a 'younger, newer' Democratic nominee in 2020 Congress can stop the war on science MORE (R-Texas), Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum (D) and Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOn The Money: Shutdown Day 27 | Trump fires back at Pelosi by canceling her foreign travel | Dems blast 'petty' move | Trump also cancels delegation to Davos | House votes to disapprove of Trump lifting Russia sanction The battle of energy-economic narratives is tainting the Green New Deal Ocasio-Cortez: 'At what point is Fox News obligated to not lie?' 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 DeSantisFlorida governor threatens Airbnb over West Bank settlements Florida governor announces sheriff's suspension over Parkland shooting DeSantis asks entire South Florida water management board to resign 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.