Obama urges Georgia voters to elect Stacey Abrams governor

Former President Barack Obama arrives for a campaign rally in support of Democratic candidates, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky

Former President Barack Obama arrives for a campaign rally in support of Democratic candidates, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is urging Georgia voters to elect Stacey Abrams governor in Tuesday's midterms as a way to counter divisive politics.

Obama told a capacity crowd at the gymnasium of Atlanta's historically black Morehouse College that voting for Abrams is a way to choose a prosperous and generous vision of America.

Polls show Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp in a tight race.

Atlanta was part of a two-stop day for the nation's first black president on behalf of potentially history-making candidates.

Abrams would be the first black woman to lead any American state. Obama was in Florida earlier Friday for Andrew Gillum, who would be his state's first black governor.

Obama's swing comes two days ahead of President Donald Trump's stop in Georgia on Kemp's behalf.