Fair Fight Georgia

Voting Group Founded by Georgia's Abrams Raises $3.9 Million

Jul 9, 2019

The political action committee for a group founded by former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has reported raising $3.9 million in the past six months.

Abrams founded Fair Fight to support voting rights after narrowly losing to Republican Gov. Brian Kemp in November. She accused Kemp of using his previous position as Georgia's chief election officer to suppress votes in their race, which Kemp has vehemently denied.

Stacey Abrams has gone from losing the Georgia governor's race to being a heavily recruited Democratic star.

It's a dramatic rise often fueled by the promotional spending of Fair Fight Action, a nonprofit she founded to advance voting rights.

It can accept unlimited sums of money and could be a problem if she runs for office again, as promised.

There is no proof of illegal activity by the group. But donation limits could be applied retroactively to the group's spending if she runs for federal office.

AP Photo/John Bazemore

Stacey Abrams spoke live on WSB TV Friday evening. Shortly after 5 pm, Abrams acknowledged that she cannot win the race for Georgia Governor. While she acknowledged Brian Kemp will become the next governor the state, she says she is still not conceding.

“I acknowledge that former Secretary of State will certified as the victor in the 2018 gubernatorial elections…so let’s be clear, this is not a speech of concession because concession means to acknowledge an action is right, true or proper."