As Governor Brian Kemp (R) called out Stacey Abrams on Tuesday for her role in the removal of the 2021 MLB All-Star Game from Atlanta, the state’s speaker of the house pressed the commissioner of baseball for answers.
“Last year, Stacey Abrams pressured MLB to move the All-Star Game out of Georgia. After costing Georgia businesses $100 MILLION in lost revenue, imagine the damage Abrams would cause to our economy if she’s elected governor,” Governor Kemp said on Tuesday.
Georgia’s House Speaker this week turned the heat up on Major League Baseball (MLB), which moved its All-Star Game from Atlanta to Denver last year in protest of Georgia’s SB 202 election integrity law.
“Earlier this week, I wrote to [MLB] Commissioner [Rob Manfred] and called on him to announce a future All-Star Game in Atlanta,” said Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston (R-District 7). “Georgia’s Election Integrity Act made voting more accessible and secure. False claims to the contrary have been proven wrong. Time for him to make this right.”
After losing to Georgia Governor Brian Kemp in 2018, Democrat Stacey Abrams on Wednesday launched her second gubernatorial campaign.
Abrams will likely face an uphill battle in her quest to defeat Kemp, as Democrats lost key elections in Virginia and President Joe Biden’s approval numbers continue to decline.
Clay Travis, the founder of OutKick and a frequent sports analyst, will headline the annual Boots & Jeans, BBQ & Beans Event — hosted by state Senator Jack Johnson (R-Franklin).
The talk radio show host has raised his national profile over the past couple years, routinely conducting interviews with former President Donald Trump, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, and other notable figures.
The Republican National Committee (RNC) released a television ad during Tuesday night’s All-Star Game and told Atlanta residents that Democrats stole the game from their city, all to push a divisive political agenda. The ad features former Georgia State Rep. Melvin Everson. Everson, according to Ballotpedia, is a Republican who served in the legislature from 2005 to 2011.