Clinton Wants Stacey Abrams to Be Nation’s First Black Female Governor

May 22, 2018 AT 3:00 PM

Former Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton endorsed Stacey Abrams on the eve of the primary vote, making her the latest in a string of high-profile national figures to back her bid to be the nation’s first black female governor.

Clinton recorded a robo-call that described Abrams, a former state House minority leader, as “the only candidate with bold new plans to ensure that Georgians have access to good jobs, quality public schools, affordable childcare and higher education.”

Abrams faces former state Rep. Stacey Evans in Tuesday’s Democratic primary, and both claim they are the most ardent progressives - a sharp shift from the party’s conventional strategy.