ATLANTA (AP) - Stacey Abrams broke the rules of politics until the very end.
The Georgia Democrat came about 60,000 votes shy of becoming America's first black woman governor. She then refused to follow the traditional script for defeated politicians who offer gracious congratulations to their competitor.
Instead, Abrams ended her campaign in an unapologetically indignant tone. Such a move would typically risk drawing a "sore loser" label.
But Democrats and even some Republicans say she is likely to emerge from the race with her political future on solid ground.