DECISION 2018: Abrams tells Georgia Democrats turnout is key to success
By BEN NADLER
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's Democratic candidate for governor says her party's fate in November rests with people who don't usually vote.
Stacey Abrams told more than 1,000 attendees at the state party convention Saturday in Atlanta that driving turnout is key to making gains in a state controlled by Republicans for nearly two decades.
Abrams was joined for speeches by top-of-the-ticket Democrats including lieutenant governor candidate Sarah Riggs Amico, secretary of state candidate John Barrow and attorney general candidate Charlie Bailey.
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They backed an agenda that included expanding access to affordable health care, making it easier to vote and protecting immigrants' rights.
Meanwhile Abrams and Amico's Republican opponents, Brian Kemp and Geoff Duncan, were in Perry, Georgia, for an annual 8th Congressional District fish fry.
The Republicans also talked about access to health care, but stressed private sector solutions.
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