ATLANTA – Democrat Stacey Abrams is launching a statewide bus jobs tour Thursday, as the race to become Georgia's next governor enters its final phase.
In Tuesday's GOP gubernatorial runoff, Secretary of State Brian Kemp defeated Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle in a landslide, setting up the nation's most watched governor's race between two bitter political rivals this fall.
Abrams is launching a statewide jobs tour to highlight her “Jobs for Georgia” plan.
“As I travel the state talking with Georgians, it’s clear that we are ready for an economy that works in all 159 counties, with jobs that create wealth and opportunity,” said Abrams. “I am releasing my Jobs for Georgia plan because, as governor, I am committed to ensuring Georgia is a great place to live, work and do business.”
Abrams' campaign said she received an ‘A’ rating from the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the ‘Friend of Labor’ award for the same work in the same year.
The tour begins in Savannah, then moves to Pooler and Hinesville. Abrams will be in Atlanta on Friday, and then makes several stops in Macon on Saturday.
On Tuesday night, the Republican Governor's Association launched a new TV ad, linking "Abrams' radical far-left agenda" and "her close ties to Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton."