Is the Nation Ready for its First Black Woman Governor?
Stacey Abrams speaking at the Democratic National Convention The Washington Post describes Stacey Abrams as "a Yale-trained lawyer and business executive who writes romance novels on the side." Perhaps that definition will need to be expounded pending the results of Georgia's upcoming gubernatorial election. There is a possibility that we could be referring to Stacey Abrams as that state's first black governor and the nation's first black woman governor. Abrams, the 43-year-old House minority leader is seen as a rising star and one of the future leaders of the Democratic Party. Although she enters the race as the favorite for the nomination, she also faces an uphill battle to the governor's mansion, and a victory would be a huge win for Democrats who haven't won a statewide office in Georgia since 2006. Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams Honored by Caroline Kennedy for Political Leadership Abrams is known for her willi