Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams called the state she’s running to take charge of ‘the worst state in the country’ ahead of the state’s primary elections on Tuesday.
Abrams, who is running unopposed while incumbent and heavy favorite Brian Kemp and Trump-backed David Perdue duke it out for the GOP nomination, was reacting to Kemp’s persistent brag that the Peach State is the best in the nation to do business.
‘I am tired of hearing about how we’re the best state in the country to do business when we are the worst state in the country to live,’ she said in a speech at the Gwinnett Democrats‘ Bluetopia Gala in Norcross Saturday.
Abrams went on further to clarify that she felt the state could do better on issues where they are ranked near the last in the nation.
‘Let me contextualize,’ she said. ‘When you’re number 48 for mental health, when we’re number one for maternal mortality, when you have an incarceration rate that’s on the rise and wages that are on the decline, then you are not the number one place to live.’
‘Georgia is capable of greatness, but we need greatness to be in our governor’s office. We need someone who actually believes in bringing all of us in there together,’ she added.