Tag Archives: Stacey Abrams

Stacey Abrams: 2020 White House Bid Still Possible

Politico reports: Stacey Abrams, the former Georgia House minority leader who lost the contentious race for governor race last year, has not ruled out the possibility of running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. In an excerpt from a new interview for “Pod Save America,” Abrams simply replied “yes” when asked whether she would ever consider joining the already-crowded pool …

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Beto: I’d Put Stacey Abrams In Charge Of Voter Rights

Axios reports: Beto O’Rourke told supporters at a Fort Worth rally on Friday that he would put former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in charge of voting rights initiatives if he were elected president. O’Rourke said at the rally he spoke with Abrams on the phone “to thank her for all the work that she’s doing on voting rights.” When …

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Stacey Abrams Bows Out On 2020 Senate Bid [VIDEO]

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports: Stacey Abrams said Tuesday that she won’t run for the U.S. Senate in 2020 but left open the possibility she could launch a presidential campaign. The decision not to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. David Perdue follows months of speculation about the Democrat’s next political step after her narrow loss in last year’s race for governor. …

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Stacey Abrams Torn Between Senate And WH Bids

Politico reports: Stacey Abrams is doing everything a would-be presidential candidate would do: a nationwide book tour, candidate cattle calls and stops on late-night television and morning news shows. But the Georgia Democrat is also still actively considering a run for a seat in the Senate, and top Democrats continue to court her aggressively for the race. Abrams met with …

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Abrams On VP Rumors: You Don’t Run For Second Place

The Hill reports: “The idea is [for Joe Biden] to take you as a vice president to bolster his numbers in the primary,” The View co-host Joy Behar told Abrams on Wednesday. “What do you think of that?” “I think you don’t run for second place,” Abrams fired back, to applause from both “The View” co-hosts and the studio audience. …

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Biden And Abrams Deny Joint 2020 Ticket Report

The Associated Press reports: Representatives for Joe Biden and Stacey Abrams say that rumors the former vice president planned to choose the onetime Georgia gubernatorial candidate as his 2020 running mate are “false” and that there was “no grand plan hatched.” Biden spokesman Bill Russo tweeted Friday that the ex-vice president “has an enormous amount of respect for” Abrams, noting …

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REPORT: Biden May Launch With Abrams As VP Pick

Axios reports: Close advisers to former Vice President Joe Biden are debating the idea of packaging his presidential campaign announcement with a pledge to choose Stacey Abrams as his vice president. The popular Georgia Democrat, who at age 45 is 31 years younger than Biden, would bring diversity and excitement to the ticket — showing voters, in the words of …

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Stacey Abrams: 2020 WH Bid “Definitely On The Table”

CNN reports: Stacey Abrams, a rising star in the Democratic Party, said Monday it was possible she could seek her party’s presidential nomination next year. Abrams’ comment came after an interview at the South by Southwest conference in Texas, where Abrams reportedly said she previously thought 2028 would be the earliest she could run for president, but over Twitter, she …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump’s SOTU And Democratic Response

NPR reports: President Trump will deliver his second State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday night. He’s expected to deliver a bipartisan message themed around “choosing greatness,” while outlining what the White House calls a “policy agenda both parties can rally behind.” Trump’s address will begin at 9 p.m. ET. His remarks will be followed by two responses: …

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Stacey Abrams To Deliver Dem Response To SOTU

Bloomberg reports: Democrats have tapped Georgia’s Stacey Abrams to deliver the response to President Trump’s State of the Union address, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced Tuesday. Abrams narrowly lost the state’s race for governor in November after a lengthy dispute over blocked votes. She will address the nation in a prime-time speech shortly after Trump finishes his …

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Dem Stacey Abrams Admits Defeat In Georgia Gov Race With Blistering Speech Denouncing Voter Suppression

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Democrat Stacey Abrams ended her run for Georgia governor on Friday as the state prepared to certify the election, but she said she would not concede the contest to Republican Brian Kemp. Saying the law “allows no further viable remedy” for her bid for governor against Kemp, Abrams announced a new voting rights group that will …

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Stacey Abrams Files Suit To Get All Votes Counted

The Washington Post reports: Democrat Stacey Abrams is continuing her fight to force a runoff in the Georgia governor’s race and filed a new lawsuit late Sunday to block counties from tossing out some absentee and provisional ballots. Kemp’s lead has narrowed since Tuesday, but is still above the 50 percent required for an outright win. As of Sunday afternoon, …

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Fox Guest: Stacey Abrams Should Just Be Honored That She Even Had The Opportunity To Run For Office

“It’s an outrage. The system worked. We had two candidates who fought neck to neck and they should be proud. Both candidates of the race and to have somebody, an interloper come in and suggest even a hint of racism, the state should reject that. If necessary, if she wants to go to court, then it will be a court. …

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GEORGIA: Brian Kemp Resigns As Secretary Of State

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Republican Brian Kemp on Thursday resigned as secretary of state, saying he needs to start the work of transitioning to the state’s top office after earning a “clear and convincing victory” at the ballot box. But Stacey Abrams is not conceding anything yet, hopeful that a trove of provisional ballots could be enough to swing the …

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Kemp Declares Victory, Abrams Not Yet Conceding

Time Magazine reports: Republican Brian Kemp’s campaign declared victory Wednesday in the Georgia governor’s race, though Democrat Stacey Abrams insists that enough ballots remain to leave open the possibility of a runoff. The Associated Press has not called the contest. Ryan Mahoney, a top Kemp campaign adviser, told reporters in a conference call that the numbers show Abrams can’t win …

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Oprah On Nazi Robocalls: Jesus Don’t Like Ugly [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: Oprah Winfrey addressed the racist robocall that was circulating about her in Georgia ahead of the governor’s race, for which she has been campaigning for Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams. “I heard people were making racist robocalls in my name, against Stacey Abrams, who I am 100 percent for in Georgia,” Winfrey said in an Instagram post. …

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Trump In Georgia: Stacey Abrams Will Grab All Your Guns, Impose Socialism, Turn State Into Venezuela

The Washington Post reports: President Trump suggested Sunday that if Democrat Stacey Abrams becomes governor, she would turn Georgia “into a giant sanctuary city for criminal aliens” and he accused Democrats nationally of inviting illegal immigrants “to destroy our country, basically.” Democrats want to “impose socialism and totally erase America’s borders,” Trump said as he campaigned for Georgia Secretary of …

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Kemp Accuses Democrats Of Hacking Attempt After They Raise Alarm About Voting System Vulnerabilities

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: The Georgia Secretary of State Office, run by Republican candidate for governor Brian Kemp, has launched an investigation into the Democratic Party of Georgia after an alleged attempt to hack the state’s voter registration system. “While we cannot comment on the specifics of an ongoing investigation, I can confirm that the Democratic Party of Georgia is …

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Nazis Target Oprah And Stacey Abrams In Robocalls

The Daily Beast reports: Georgia’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and Oprah Winfrey — who supports Abrams and knocked on voters’ doors for her this week — were targeted in a racist robocall evidently funded by a neo-Nazi group on Friday. The voice on the robocall introduces herself as the “magical negro” Oprah, and calls Abrams a “poor man’s Aunt …

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Court Rules Against Brian Kemp On Voter Suppression

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: A federal judge on Friday ordered that new U.S. citizens must be allowed to vote if they show proof of citizenship at the polls. U.S. District Judge Eleanor Ross ruled against Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who had argued that state law already provides a process for new citizens to vote. But Ross’ order said that …

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