Washington Informer/New America Media 

Stacey Abrams wants to be the first black female governor in U.S. history(Staceyabrams.com)
 The GOP has held a tight grip on the governor’s mansion in Georgia since 2002, when Sonny Perdue, promising to restore the Confederate battle cross to the state flag, defeated Democratic incumbent Roy Barnes to become the first Republican to hold the position in the Peach State since Reconstruction.