ATLANTA, Ga – It’s still more than a year away, but the 2018 Georgia governor’s race is getting crowded, with more candidates almost certainly on the way.
State Rep. Stacey Abrams filed paperwork on Tuesday, according to the state of Georgia’s campaign finance commission.
Abrams, who has served as state House minority leader since 2010, is the highest-profile Democrat to enter the race. Another Democrat, Rod Mack, has also filed paperwork to run.
Secretary of State Brian Kemp was the first candidate to officially announce his intentions to replace Gov. Nathan Deal.
This past Sunday, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle held a campaign kickoff.
Both Kemp and Cagle are Republicans, as is Hunter Bradley Hill, who has also filed paperwork.