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Sun Sep 23, 2018, 10:51 PM

Abrams fires up supporters at Brunswick riverside rally

Brunswick -- A large and energetic crowd gathered early Friday afternoon under the roof at the farmers market pavilion, enjoying the breeze off the East River at Mary Ross Waterfront Park, and excitedly waited for the woman of the hour, Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams, to arrive.

Former ambassador and U.S. Sen. Wyche Fowler, an unexpected sight on the afternoon, joked there were a few people on hand who were old enough to remember him.

“Stacey is smart, she is ethical, she believes in public policy — helping people — not just power,” Fowler said. “She will work for all of us, at any age, at any income level, to make the playing field level and opportunistic for people who need education, health care. We are extremely fortunate to have a candidate of her caliber, and as you have been implored by all our local Democrats, we can win this. But I think that Stacey will probably tell you, it’s really not up to her. It’s up to us.”

When Abrams stepped to the lectern, she and the crowd fed off each other for the next 15 minutes. Abrams hit on her main issues in the campaign — education, economic development and health care.

Read more: https://thebrunswicknews.com/news/local_news/abrams-fires-up-supporters-at-riverside-rally/article_6cee5775-caf2-58fa-a041-4129a60254ae.html

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