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LAWRENCEVILLE, Georgia – Stacey Abrams’ comments that Georgia is the “worst state in the country to live in” didn’t sit well with voters who spoke to Fox News ahead of Tuesday’s primary election.
“Why does she think that’s the worst? Because she didn’t win the last election, I guess,” said Larry, of Lawrenceville.
Abrams, who is running unopposed for the Democratic nomination for governor of Peach State, lost a close race to Republican Brian Kemp in 2018.
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Chandra said Abram’s comments were “absolute nonsense”.
During a speech at the Gwinnett County Democrats’ Bluetopia Gala, Abrams said, “I’m running for governor because I know we need to have a conversation about who we are in this state and what we want for each other. each other and each other.”
“I’m tired of hearing that we’re the best state in the country to do business when we’re the worst state in the country to live in,” she said, according to a tape released by the Gwinnett Daily Post.
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Abrams acknowledged that such a statement would be “politicized” and further explained that mental health and incarceration rates in his state could be significantly improved.
Brittany, who recently moved to Atlanta from Chicago, also disagreed with Abrams’ assessment.
“I love that a lot of black people support black people,” Brittany said. “I wouldn’t say it’s the worst place to live.”
She said Chicago “is much more expensive and much more dangerous to live in.”
“Do you care about safety and your children or do you care about things that are none of your business?” Brittany added.
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Nancy, of Lawrenceville, said the economy was her top priority heading into the polls on Tuesday.
Larry told Fox News, “Immigration is one of the big ones. The price of gas is very important.”
Bob from Gainesville, Georgia said “competence” is important to him.
“I’m a Trump guy, but I’m not going to vote for it. [former Sen. David] Lost because I don’t think he’s as capable as Kemp,” Bob said. “I think Kemp has proven to be more business savvy, especially here in Georgia.”
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“It all stems from having a good business. You get more jobs, you get better schools, you get a better tax base,” Bob continued. “I think the guy is doing a great job, and I’m definitely going to vote for him.”
Kemp holds a 22-point lead against Perdue, which was endorsed by former President Trump, according to Real Clear Politics’ latest average.
“Ultimately, we’re looking for candidates who support our pro-life values, our values of having a good economy in which everyone — in which young people can thrive,” Chandra said.
Isabelle McDonnell contributed to this report.