ATLANTA - Stacey Abrams made history Tuesday night by claiming the Democratic nomination for Governor of Georgia.
Abrams defeated State Representative Stacey Evans, winning 76% percent of the Democratic primary vote in her bid to become the first female African-American Governor in the United States.
The former State House Minority Leader joined Good Day Atlanta Wednesday to talk about her plans going forward.
Abrams said her vision for the 'Georgia of tomorrow' is "a Georgia that recognizes that diversity is our strength, that invests in small businesses with the same verve that we invest in bringing big companies to Georgia, it's one that invests in public education, that expands Medicaid, that talks about gun safety, and really does the hard work of touching every single community."
Abrams has also touted economic mobility as a cornerstone of her campaign. Aside from her political career, Abrams is a celebrated romance novelist, small business owner and a tax attorney. Abrams is the state's first female nominee for governor from either major party.
Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp face a July 24 runoff for the GOP nomination for governor.
The winner of the Republican primary runoff will face Abrams in the general election in November to succeed the term-limited Governor Nathan Deal.