The gubernatorial race in Georgia is one of the most closely watched this midterm election cycle. Democrat Stacey Abrams, seeking to become the first-ever African-American woman governor in history, is in a tight race against Republican Brian Kemp for the top office in a state that is trending purple.
While Lisa Borders is in the opening stages of leaving her WNBA tenure behind in favor of leading the Times Up organization, Borders will certainly be one of the more visible ex-presidents given her new elevated status in the political arena.
According to TMZ, a number of notable figures have pitched in to the Abrams effort – including Borders herself. Borders came up through the Georgia political scene as a former Atlanta city councilwoman and mayoral candidate before assuming positions with the W and Time’s Up.
Also backing Abrams’ try at flipping the Peach State’s top office from red to blue are John Legend, Denzel Washington, Kandi Burruss, Cynthia Nixon, and Jada Pinkett Smith.
Georgia’s vast African-American voter base could be the key in deciding the race. Black women were the difference in lifting Doug Jones to his victory last year in Alabama over Roy Moore for a Senate seat in that state and Atlanta elected Keisha Lance Bottoms that same year as its new mayor.
Borders did endorse Bottoms’ opponent, Mary Norwood, in the mayoral race.
November 6th. Early voting before then.