Georgia 2018: Labor union endorses Abrams gov bid

House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams. AJC file

A major labor union on Tuesday endorsed Democrat Stacey Abrams, pledging to marshal its 10,000 Georgia members behind the candidate’s bid for governor.

Edgar Fields of the Southeast Council of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union said the group picked Abrams because of her plan to “ensure Georgians don’t just survive but thrive across our state.”

“Any candidate who believes equality will build prosperity is a candidate who we know will fight for working people in Georgia,” said Fields.

Abrams, a former state House minority leader, faces fellow Democratic state Rep. Stacey Evans in next year’s vote. The two are already divvying up support from Democratic powerbrokers as they race to retake Georgia’s governor’s mansion. Four Republicans, all with hefty campaign coffers, are in the race.

The union aims to be a major player in Georgia politics. It organized several canvassing drives for 6th District candidate Jon Ossoff earlier this year, and endorsed Atlanta mayoral candidate Ceasar Mitchell last week.

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Jim Womack
Jim Womack

This lady is imminently prepared to lead Georgia as Governor! She has a remarkable personal history including achievements and political leadership. Her character is unimpeachable.

Joe Hoopaugh
Joe Hoopaugh

She will get 22% of the vote....Casey 78%.....

Randy Motes
Randy Motes

Members don't vote the way unions want.

Michael Hopson
Michael Hopson

She picked up a key union endorsement but is she pro union without reservation.

Jim Womack
Jim Womack

Steve Morris Vote pro-America do not vote Republican!

Steve Britt
Steve Britt

Isn't this woman already embattled in a fraud lawsuit?

Angel M Charleton
Angel M Charleton

HAHA! MISLEADING POST! Southeast Council of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union

Jim Newton
Jim Newton

So.....get out and vote Republican, if you want to keep your freedoms, American citizens!

Marc Wilks
Marc Wilks

I wonder what the union MEMBERS think of all this? This was a move on the part of the union bosses.

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Euric Manning
Euric Manning

It's some people out there that will vote against here but love her policies,and we all know why

Marilyn Hupp
Marilyn Hupp

Guess what if she becomes gov here comes gun control

Mark Brugger
Mark Brugger

any time a Labor Union endores someone it mean no good very bad ... upto no good.. evil ... law beaker... remeber obama union loved him and look what he done to the counrty..

Marlin Lloyd
Marlin Lloyd

The Democrats are finished. They are do nothings. They only resist and kill.

Jaye Walker
Jaye Walker

The Republicans are doing such a great job they've passed so much legislation for having full control

Marlin Lloyd
Marlin Lloyd

President Trump has done a fantastic job. New conservative Supreme Court Justice. Trump will be the greatest jobs president ever. He will make the manufacturing sector the envy of the world. He is making America the energy producing giant of the world. Illegals immigration is down over 70%.

Jeanette Vaughn Rogers
Jeanette Vaughn Rogers

I WOULD NEVER EVER VOTE FOR A DEMOCRAT AGAIN THEY PROMOTE HATE AND TERRORIST AND THE ONE WORLD ORDER.

John Woods
John Woods

Of course...Commies endorsing a Commie...What else?

David Johnson
David Johnson

Go ahead and waste Georgian's Money, It is the end for what was the Democratic Party...

George Mortensen
George Mortensen

Thanks for the laugh, AJC. One thing you can count on is the AJC will protect and defend even the worst actors just so long as they are either associated with the Democrat Party, Socialist or Communists. Oh, and by the way...this woman hasn't a chance in hell being elected. It's not about her race, which the AJC would have you believe. It's her pathetic and outdate and failed policies.

Patricia Young
Patricia Young

People with no self esteem feel much more powerful hiding behind a keyboard.I bet in real life you're just a wuss. That must be why you're omn here commenting on a media that you profess to despise soooo much!

Bill Stockstill
Bill Stockstill

Pathetic outdated and failed policies...the GOP platform.

Keith Taylor
Keith Taylor

We learned last election the Union Bosses do not speak for the members all the time.

Mark Lee
Mark Lee

And this helps in Georgia how?

Buddy Woodard
Buddy Woodard

Not an endorsement but an entitlement for Democrats

Jeri Henson Dies
Jeri Henson Dies

Liberal = Good for People. Conservative = Bad for People.

Leonard Kramer
Leonard Kramer

LMAO. Liberals= someone else owes me. I want i want i want you have to munch and it's not fair your too rich so you owe me for my bad choices conservatives owe me.

Zachery Gaskins
Zachery Gaskins

A damn sight more compassionate than the "got mine, screw you" capitalist ethic.

Nolan Sims
Nolan Sims

of course the unions are going to back buckwheat..........i mean abrams

Nolan Teter
Nolan Teter

You are a racist disgrace to good Nolans everywhere.

Nolan Sims
Nolan Sims

Nolan Teter please explain what is "racist" about it

Nolan Sims
Nolan Sims

Nolan Teter still waiting.........don't throw around words that you don't know the definition of! DUMBASS!

Nolan Sims
Nolan Sims

Nolan Teter She looks like buckwheat, once again, what is "racist" about it? do you even know the definition? i doubt it! DUMBASS!

Nolan Teter
Nolan Teter

Nolan Sims damn you're the worst kind of dumb -- the kind that feels smart. Please change your name to something like Ebenezer, Jefferson, or Beauregard.

Nolan Sims
Nolan Sims

Nolan Teter I guess you still can't answer my question............now WHO is the DUMBASS?

Nolan Sims
Nolan Sims

Nolan Teter Here, i'll help educate you since you are deficient in knowledge. "racist" a person who believes that a particular race is superior to another.

Nolan Sims
Nolan Sims

Bill Stockstill i see we have another DUMBASS on here!

Nolan Sims
Nolan Sims

Bill Stockstill Here, i'll help educate you since you are deficient in knowledge. "racist" a person who believes that a particular race is superior to another.

Sheron Hilliker Edge
Sheron Hilliker Edge

Condi Rice is a brilliant and strong black woman! And there are many more but Condi has my utmost respect. I don't want to be involved with the Great War of the Nolans. \U0001f602

Donna King
Donna King

Racist comment. It's what is wrong with our country. No civility.

Bill Stockstill
Bill Stockstill

Nolan Sims also "Discrimination or prejudice based on race." Your comment meets that definition.

Euric Manning
Euric Manning

You ever wonder why black folks hair grows towards the sun,and yours don't?

Thomas Meduri
Thomas Meduri

You also have to factor in democrat turn out in midterm election are weak they don't know what's going on around them....

Nolan Sims
Nolan Sims

Bill Stockstill how does the FACT that she looks like buckwheat involve discrimination?

Aimee Marie Germain
Aimee Marie Germain

You aren't even smart enough to be subtle with your racism. You're gross.

Angel M Charleton
Angel M Charleton

It's misleading! it's the Southeast Council of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union