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Abrams Campaign Launching New Ads At Gas Pumps Across Georgia Promoting Abrams’ Call to Suspend the Gas Tax

New gas pump ads will air statewide on over 5,500 screens breaking down Abrams’ pledge not to raise taxes and her support for suspending the gas tax until the end of 2022

ATLANTA – Today, as Georgians prepare to begin their Fourth of July holiday weekends, Abrams for Governor is launching new ads on gas station pumps across the state focusing on Stacey Abrams’ pledge not to raise taxes and her call to suspend the state gas tax until the end of the year.

“Stacey Abrams understands the struggles working families are facing in Georgia while Brian Kemp refuses to provide them with the stability they need by extending the gas tax suspension until the end of 2022,” said Lauren Groh-Wargo, campaign manager for the Abrams campaign. “Our state has the resources to invest in Georgians and bring down costs for everyone. That’s why Stacey has made it clear that not only will she not impose any new tax increases as governor, but that she supports suspending the state gas tax for the rest of year so that families can have more money back in their pockets.”

Georgia is currently experiencing a massive budget surplus thanks in part to legislation like Democrats’ American Rescue Plan. But while Kemp has repeatedly refused to commit to extending the suspension of the gas tax until the end of the year even in the face of this record surplus, he has given himself and his wealthy backers a massive tax handout during this year’s legislative session – after already increasing his wealth by more $3 million over the course of his time in office.

The ad, “Back In your Pocket,” will air on over 5,500 gas station pump screens across the state in every Georgia media market headed into the Fourth of July weekend, when nearly 1.4 million Georgians are expected to be on the roads despite high gas prices under Kemp’s watch.

“Back In Your Pocket” can be viewed here. A transcript follows:

Georgians are struggling with rising costs, but one candidate for governor has a plan to help.

Stacey Abrams says no to tax increases, but she says that’s not enough. 

She’s also calling to suspend the gas tax through the end of 2022 to keep more money in your pocket.