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

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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’Rourke (D-Texas), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum (D) and Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), in that order.

{mosads}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 DeSantis (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.

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