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Abrams Makes History By Winning Ga. Democratic Primary For Governor

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Abrams Makes History By Winning Ga. Democratic Primary For Governor
With her win, Stacey Abrams is now the first black woman in the country to be a major party nominee for governor.
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Stacey Abrams is now the first black woman in the country to be a major party nominee for governor after she won the Democratic primary in Georgia's gubernatorial race Tuesday. 

In what became known as the "Stacey v. Stacey" primary, Abrams defeated former state Rep. Stacey Evans with about three-quarters of the vote.

Abrams is a career public servant who previously served  as the state House minority leader. Outside of politics, she's also a romance novelist.  If she wins the general election in November, she'll become the country's first black female governor. She'd also become Georgia's first female governor. 

It's unclear who her Republican challenger will be though, since none of the candidates who ran in the Republican gubernatorial primary got a majority of the vote.

The top two finishers — Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp — advanced to a runoff that'll be held on July 24. 

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.