Tag Archives: Stacey Abrams

Abrams Rips GA Gov On Opening: It Makes No Sense

NBC News reports: Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams on Tuesday denounced GOP Gov. Brian Kemp’s decision to allow a number of businesses to reopen this week, one of the first governors to do so amid the coronavirus outbreak. “There’s nothing about this that makes sense,” Abrams said in an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “The mayors of Atlanta, Albany and Savannah …

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Stacey Abram: I’ll Be President By The Year 2040

Politico reports: Stacey Abrams, the former Georgia gubernatorial nominee whose name has been floated as a possible Democratic vice presidential nominee, predicted in an interview published Friday that she will become president within the next two decades. After Abrams said that she “absolutely” believed Americans would send a black woman to the Oval Office in the next 20 years, journalist …

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Bloomberg To Speak At Abrams’ Voting Rights Summit

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: White House hopeful Mike Bloomberg will take part in a voting rights summit in Atlanta on Friday organized by the group Stacey Abrams launched after her 2018 campaign for governor. The former New York mayor will join Abrams at the invite-only event launched by Fair Fight 2020. State Sen. Nikema Williams, chairwoman of the state Democratic …

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GEORGIA: Court Says State Can Purge 309K Voters

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: About 309,000 names were set to be erased from Georgia’s list of registered voters Monday night, a mass cancellation that a federal judge allowed to move forward. By Tuesday morning, the number of registered voters in Georgia was set to shrink from 7.4 million to 7.1 million. A voting rights group, Fair Fight Action, said in …

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Stacey Abrams Would Be “Happy” To Serve As Veep

The Washington Post reports: Abrams was there to talk about voting rights. But, as often happens at her public appearances, a question came up: Would she be willing to serve as vice president? “I’m happy to do so,” she said, to applause and cheers from the crowd. Abrams’s Iowa appearance points to the delicate needle she has been threading since …

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Stacey Abrams Won’t Run For Isakson’s Senate Seat

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on Wednesday ruled out running for Senate next year following news that Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) would retire. “Our thoughts are with Senator Isakson and his family. Leader Abrams’ focus will not change: she will lead voter protection efforts in key states across the country, and make sure Democrats are …

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Abrams Open To Being VP For Any 2020 Dem Nominee

The New York Times reports: Stacey Abrams made it official this week that she would not seek the presidency after months of speculation among Democrats, becoming one of the most prominent party leaders to pass on the 2020 race. But in an interview Tuesday night, she said she was open to being considered for the No. 2 spot by “any …

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Stacey Abrams To Battle Voter Suppression, No WH Bid

The New York Times reports: Stacey Abrams, the Georgia politician who captured national attention during her unsuccessful run for governor in 2018, has decided not to run for president after publicly contemplating a bid for months, according to people familiar with her thinking. Ms. Abrams, a Democrat, will instead focus her efforts on preventing voter suppression with a new initiative …

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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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