After raising over $100 million in her failed attempt to become Georgia’s governor, Stacey Abrams reportedly left many of her employees disgruntled.
According to Axios, many of her employees stopped receiving their pay a week after she lost the election to Brian Kemp, the Republican governor of Georgia.
One former staff member noted that many of her employees didn’t know how they would pay their rent in January.
The news outlet reported that due to the tight financial situation, many of her employees were given an early paycheck cutoff.
Another former staff member noted that they were hoping that some of the money from the campaign treasury would be able to cover their salaries.
Despite the high amount of money that the campaign raised, it was still not enough to keep the organization from going into debt. Lauren Groh-Wargo, the campaign manager, said that the campaign still owes over a million dollars to vendors.
According to Groh-Wargo, the campaign did not just lose, it was blown out. She noted that the organization would be dealing with this situation for a long time.
She also ensured that the campaign had insurance coverage through November. In the weeks following the election, she placed the affected staff members in other jobs. Although the campaign received favorable press and national attention, Kemp was able to win the race.