The Democratic candidate for the Georgia governorship is a Black woman running on an "unapologetic progressive" platform

It’s already not pretty; the Evans campaign and the Georgia Democratic establishment were drawing straight from the GOP/Dixiecrat playbook during the primary.

http://peachperspective.com/2018/05/16/desperate-evans-mimics-republican-voter-fraud-attack/

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It’s just sad that it took so long! :unamused:

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Yeah, it is.

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:thinking:

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They’re on her chest.

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Oh, that is clever, I’m gonna save that one! :joy:

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Firstly: woo! Go Stacey!

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Good. “Unapologetic progressive” is what the Democratic party should be all about. Being pro-human, pro-environment, pro-science and making things safer, cleaner, more efficient and more fun is not something anyone should ever have to apologize for.

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Reposting from another thread:

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Anoa’s latest on the Georgia race:

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She seems like what I would call a true centrist, and is basically my ideal candidate. She’s running on a platform that the Democrats as a whole is beginning to adopt nationally involving voting rights and taking money out of elections - very easy targets for everyone to get behind that even a cynic has to admit benefits Democrats strategically. I hope she excels in the general election.

The odd thing is that she ain’t particularly progressive, but she is honest (or at least earnest) and seems to have integrity (certainly well above her political opponents. Evans’ desire to use black people to get white people to vote for her was particularly disturbing and yet I bet Abbot lowers the bar even further.

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I’m heartbroken over the Texas 21st, but I think some blame is on those who branded an earlier candidate as “the progressive” (he wasn’t). They should have been supporting Wilson from the beginning.

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I think she’s already well equipped to deal with those fnords, as I doubt this is the first time someone has tried to smear her. And hey, the people that are receptive to those fnords would have voted against her anyways.

No, really I am actually slightly optimistic. I mean, it was going to be an uphill battle for the Dems, red state and whatnot, so why not go for a candidate that can energise the activists and stop listening to those who advise trying to be palatable to people who wouldn’t vote for you anyways? I even think the Establishment not openly supporting her is smart in the sense that it would actually harm her, make her look more milquetoast.

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