Stacey Abrams speaks during ‘Jobs for Georgia’ town hall in Columbus

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It was standing room only, with nearly one hundred people having to be turned away for Stacey Abrams’ “Jobs for Georgia” town hall on Wednesday at the Columbus Public Library. 

Columbus is one of many stops Abrams is making across the state as she spreads her message of job creation ahead of the November general election against Republican nominee Brian Kemp. 

One supporter in Abrams’ audience described her as a rock star, but this was not a concert. Although Abrams was onstage with a microphone in her hand, her message was about providing access to high-speed internet across the state, becoming the Governor to ensure healthcare for all Georgians by expanding Medicaid and most importantly, investing in small businesses. 

“As much as we’re excited about Amazon bringing their jobs to Atlanta, possibly, those 50,000 jobs, I’m gonna be the Governor that invests in ten jobs each for 5,000 small businesses, because that’s 50,000 jobs that will never leave the state of Georgia,” said Abrams.

“With the skills that I have and the heart that I bring, we will change Georgia for the better. So, I have one question for you: are you with me?” 

If elected, Abrams is poised to make history as the first African-American woman Governor in Georgia’s history. 

Abrams will face Republican nominee Brian Kemp in the general election in November. 

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