Twice-failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D.) is parlaying her election losses into becoming a lawyer for a dark money group that is pushing to eliminate gas-powered stoves.
Abrams has taken over as general counsel for environmental group Rewiring America, Fox News reported. The group, part of a left-wing dark money fund controlled by Arabella Advisors, has long pushed for “decarbonizing our economy,” a cause the Biden administration has embraced in recent weeks.
Rewiring America researcher Talor Gruenwald, who wrote the study that the Biden administration has used to justify a potential gas-stove ban, was formerly employed by the Rocky Mountain Institute, which shares board members with Chinese state-controlled companies.
The failed candidate will “launch and scale a national awareness campaign and a network of large and small communities working to help Americans go electric,” Rewiring America announced. The group has blasted the use of gas stoves and called for mass “electrification,” which the group’s CEO praised as “the most equity-centered climate strategy we have.”
Abrams in 2018 refused to concede her election loss to Georgia governor Brian Kemp (R.), falsely claiming that Kemp stole the election from her. She again lost to Kemp in 2022, this time by nearly 300,000 votes.
Rewiring America in its statement praised Abrams as a “political leader, voting rights activist, and bestselling author.”
The group is sponsored by the Windward Fund, in turn a member of Arabella Advisors’ dark money network, Fox reported. Arabella also manages the North Fund, a shape-shifting organization that “uses aliases to push an array of left-wing causes from a shell office in Washington, D.C.,” the Washington Free Beacon reported.
While Abrams paints herself as an anti-corporate progressive, she has cozy relationships with other shadowy millionaires and corporations. Much of her 2022 fundraising haul came from “wealthy coastal Democrats,” the Free Beacon reported, while her “voting rights” nonprofit is bankrolled by a foreign billionaire.
Another one of Abrams’s nonprofits, the New Georgia Project, is facing multiple investigations. Among other concerns, over half a million dollars is missing from the group’s tax filing.
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