Democrat all-star Stacey Abrams, the twice elected Democrat gubernatorial nominee for the state of Georgia, is in significant debt after losing to Republican Governor Brian Kemp in the 2022 midterm elections.
Abrams was quite the campaigner — it does take serious effort and even a certain level of competency to raise $100 million. But as Axios reports, “money became so tight that most of the 180 full-time staffers were given an abrupt paycheck cutoff date — just a week after the November election. ‘People have told me they have no idea how they’re going to pay their rent in January,’ one former staffer told Axios. ‘It was more than unfortunate. It was messed up.'”
Axios adds that Governor Brian Kemp, who had far less cash than Abrams, is paying his staffers through December. Meanwhile, Abrams has to deal with significant complaints from staffers on every level of her campaign.
“‘I figured, $100 million? They should be able to pay me until December,’” another former staffer told Axios.
Abrams’ loss is truly monumental. Very few gubernatorial candidates have raised $100 million. But where did that get her? She lost by 7.5 percentage points as voters all over Georgia rejected her woke agenda. And that’s the lesson. No matter how much money you raise, if you go woke and adopt the tenets of a far-left ideology, it will get you nowhere — both electorally and financially. Georgia saw through Abrams’s facade in two consecutive elections.
The Democrats would do well to nominate someone less radical and more reasonable in the years ahead. They can’t trust her with their money, and they can’t trust her to win an election. It is truly a lose-lose situation for the radical left. Do we expect them to change? Not at all. But they had better if they want to impress the voters of the Peach State.