After winning the state’s Democratic primary, the former lawmaker reflects on beating the odds: ‘You don’t tell yourself no’

For Stacey Abrams to become the first black female governor – and in Georgia, no less – would take a miracle. Then again, according to the politics of convention, it already took one for her to get this far.

“We have to be hopeful enough and courageous enough to believe in the unexpected,” said LaTosha Brown, cofounder of Black Voters Matter, at Abrams’ primary victory party Tuesday night at a hotel ballroom in downtown Atlanta. Abrams easily defeated her fellow former Georgia state legislator, Stacey Evans.

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