The ruling is another indication of how the U.S. Supreme Court’s draft opinion that would overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade that nationwide legalized abortion disrupted Georgia’s election campaign.
Both Kemp and Perdue hailed the decision which has yet to be made, although it caused further division between the two rivals ahead of the May 24 primary.
Perdue lobbied the governor to call a special legislative session to ban all forms of abortion, a move that would go beyond a 2019 law that would ban the procedure after a doctor can detect a fetal heart activity – usually about six weeks into a pregnancy.
Abrams’ revelation is just the latest indication of Georgia Democrats’ growing fundraising power after toppling the state in 2020 and sweeping both rounds of the U.S. Senate in 2021.
US Senator Raphael Warnock has set a string of fundraising records as he prepares for a deadly November clash against likely GOP nominee Herschel Walker, ending the last quarter with $25.6 million in the bank.
And Abrams recently won a legal battle that blocked a special pro-Kemp steering committee from raising unlimited funds until the May 24 primary is decided.
The Democrat, who has raised $21 million since entering the race, has already spent more than $9 million in five months. This includes a mix of television, digital and radio ads promoting Abrams’ “One Georgia” campaign theme.