Democrats in Georgia are openly pushing Sally Q. Yates, who briefly served as acting attorney general during the onset of the Trump administration, to run for governor in 2018, Politico reported on Friday. Yates made a name for herself recently when she refused to enforce President Trump’s travel ban and was subsequently fired. “I don’t think you can think of any possible candidates in Georgia and not mention Sally Yates’ name right now,” said Tharon Johnson, a former adviser to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. “She’s a symbol of hope and resistance when it comes to standing up to Donald Trump.” State Sen. Elena Parent called Yates a “hometown hero” and a “symbol of the anti-Trump resistance sweeping this country.” Yates is a former U.S. attorney in Atlanta.
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