A group of Republicans on Monday launched a campaign called “Stop Stacey” on Monday as they prepare for a potential rematch between Gov. Brian Kemp (R) and Democrat activist Stacey Abrams in the state’s 2022 race for governor, the GOP strategists announced in the campaign’s website.
Abrams, who narrowly lost to then-Secretary of State Kemp in the 2018 governor’s race, has since led massive fundraising efforts for Democrats through Fair Fight and the New Georgia Project.
The group plans to target Abrams by raising massive campaign cash. “After losing the White House and United States Senate in 2020, grassroots Republicans across Georgia and America are standing together to stop radical Stacey Abrams,” the group’s senior strategist, Jeremy Brand, said. “Thanks to her socialist backers and billionaires like George Soros, Stacey Abrams has raised over $100 million to orchestrate a total takeover in the 2022 election.”
Stop Stacey promotes “Stop Stacey & Save America” messaging on its website StopStacey.org, similar to the “win Georgia, save America” campaigns of 2020. It claims that far-left Abrams is “radical” and that her get-out-the-vote efforts undermine election integrity, and the organization seeks to shed light on this through research, events, and ad campaigns.
“We will do whatever it takes to expose Stacey Abrams’ radical network, highlight her dangerous agenda, and ultimately defeat her – and her left-wing candidates – at the ballot box,” Brand said. “There is no time to waste: We must stand up, fight back, and Stop Stacey.”
Kemp told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution he plans to run for reelection, but Abrams has not yet confirmed her candidacy.