Stacey Yvonne Abrams is an American politician, lawyer, voting rights activist, and author who served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 2007 to 2017

A member of the Democratic Party, Abrams founded Fair Fight Action, an organization to address voter suppression

Abrams was the Democratic nominee in the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election, becoming the first African-American female major-party gubernatorial nominee in the United States.

In 2018, Beto O'Rourke in Texas and Stacey Abrams in Georgia lost their statewide races but they won Democratic hearts with the narrowness of their defeats.

Their ability to raise millions of dollars in campaign funds and build impressive grass roots had many on the left tapping them as the future of the party.

Supporters hoped that they could climb the proverbial mountain when both ran for office in their home states again this year. Both came up short.

Ms Abrams, who narrowly lost to Republican Brian Kemp four years ago, will finish well behind him this time.

Mr O'Rourke lost his race to Republican Governor Greg Abbott by a larger margin than he lost to Senator Ted Cruz. Democrats will have to go looking for new stars.