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Stacey Abrams gained national prominence last year in her unsuccessful campaign to become the first black female governor of Georgia.

A former legislator who gained national attention during her 2018 run for governor of Georgia is coming to Omaha.

Stacey Abrams will headline a Dec. 16 fundraiser for Girls Inc., an organization dedicated to educational, cultural and recreational opportunities for girls in the Omaha area.

Abrams is a former tax lawyer who served in the Georgia House from 2007 to 2017, rising to House minority leader.

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In 2018, the Democrat was the first black female candidate for governor in the state and drew attention from beyond the state for turning out low-frequency voters. She narrowly lost the race and then was mentioned as a possible candidate for president or Senate.

Since the election she has been working for voting rights.

“We are delighted to bring this strong woman who has broken many color and gender barriers in her professional and political life to the Omaha community,” Girls Inc. Executive Director Roberta Wilhelm said in a press release.

The event costs $100 per person. Tickets are available at girlsincomaha.org/events/lunch-for-the-girls.

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Roseann covers politics for The World-Herald. Before she came to The World-Herald in 2011, she covered politics for the Springfield, Mo., News-Leader. Follow her on Twitter @roseannmoring. Phone: 402-444-1084.

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