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Stacey Abrams has not ruled out 2020 presidential run

Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams says she's still considering running for president in 2020.

Stacey Abrams is one of the hottest names in the Democratic party who hasn’t tossed her name in the ring for the 2020 presidential race – but maybe it's only a matter of time. 

In a teaser for the upcoming episode of Pod Save America, Dan Pfeiffer asks Abrams about a possible run.

“It has been reported that you are still considering joining the ever-growing Democratic presidential field. Is that true?” Pfeiffer asked.

“Yes,” Abrams replied instantly.

There was also speculation that the former candidate for Georgia governor would be a possible running mate for former Vice President Joe Biden, but said during an interview on “The View” that, “you don’t run for second place.” 

A spokesperson for Biden, Bill Russo, shut down the suspicions by tweeting Biden "has an enormous amount of respect" for  Abrams and added that the "rumors about discussions on a pre-cooked ticket are false, plain and simple."

Abrams recently rejected the idea of running for Georgia’s senate seat in 2020. She had been courted by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who has said he believes Abrams would have the best shot to defeat Republican Sen. David Perdue, one of President Donald Trump's most loyal Capitol Hill allies.

Abrams lost the governor’s race to former secretary of state Brian Kemp in 2018. She later led a lawsuit against the Georgia Board of Elections over allegations of voter suppression.

Abrams has become a rising star in the Democratic party. She gave the Democratic response to President Trump’s State of the Union address in February – a highly unusual pick considering she does not currently hold an elected position.  

In 2018, Abrams came within 60,000 votes of becoming the first black female governor in U.S. history.


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