In a brilliant closing message on Saturday morning, Georgia’s Democratic candidate for governor Stacey Abrams bulldozed Republican opponent Brian Kemp.
Abrams, who would be the first female African American governor, told MSNBC’s Joy Reid that the focus of her first 30 days leading Georgia would be all about expanding health care in the state.
“That’s the crux of how we save rural Georgia. It’s critical to how we save women’s lives,” she said. “It’s also about how we draw down billions of dollars in economic development that can transform our economies.”
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Abrams’ simple closing message on health care:
Medicaid expansion. That is the crux of how we save rural Georgia. It’s critical to how we save women’s lives. But it’s also about how we draw down billions of dollars in economic development that can transform our economies. We know that in Kentucky, in Arkansas, in Indiana, in Louisiana, those are all states that have made money by expanding Medicaid, reducing costs and improving health care outcomes. And I want to do that for the state of Georgia. … My opponent not only does not want to expand Medicaid, he’s supporting rules that will weaken pre-existing conditions.
Democrats recognize that health care isn’t a partisan issue
What Democrats have recognized is that health care is not an issue that exclusively impacts their base of supporters. It’s something that affects all parties and geographies.
Democrats have recognized this reality, and they have made the expansion of health care coverage central to their campaigns all across the country – all while Republicans embrace the politics of fear and division to rile up their minority base of supporters.
In focusing on health care and appealing to the economic concerns of voters in rural Georgia, Stacey Abrams is taking a bulldozer to her Republican opponent’s message with days to go until the election.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.