School choice is expected to be a hot-button issue in the race for Georgia governor.
Tommy Schultz of the American Federation for Children, which supports school choice, says Republican candidate Brian Kemp wants to expand access in the state to more parents while Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate, has vowed to repeal the scholarship program.
Abrams is "bought and paid for" by the teachers unions, says Schultz, and her plan would end the scholarship program for approximately 14,000 children, removing them from attending a school chosen by their parents.
"So that would be an incredibly unpopular move politically," he says of Abrams.
A political PAC operated by American Federation for Children has endorsed Kemp's bid for governor.
The next governor will replace Nathan Deal, a Republican who was first elected in 2011.
After winning the Democratic primary in May, Abrams has enjoyed national headlines for her bid to become the country's first female black governor.
Kemp, meanwhile, currently serves as secretary of state. He won the GOP nomination July 24.
Schultz says he doesn't claim to be a political prognosticator but Georgia candidates who support school choice usually come out on top.
"We're confident ultimately that the candidates who come out with strong records on supporting parental school choice in Georgia, and who want to expand those options for more families, I think they're going to be victorious," he tells OneNewsNow.