Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams Says She Is Considering White House Run

(Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams, a rising party star who narrowly fell short of becoming the first female African American governor last year, said on Thursday she is still considering running for president.

In an interview on “Pod Save America” with Dan Pfeiffer, a former senior adviser to former Democratic U.S. President Barack Obama, Abrams was asked whether she is considering joining the huge field of Democratic presidential candidates. She replied: “Yes.”

If Abrams does join the 2020 race, she will add to a field that currently numbers 22 Democrats trying to become the nominee to take on Republican President Donald Trump in next November’s election.

Abrams, 45, the former Georgia House minority leader, narrowly lost the Georgia governor’s race last year against Republican Brian Kemp. She demonstrated how an African American could compete in a Southern state that has voted reliably Republican at a state level in recent years.

Abrams was chosen by Democratic leaders in February to deliver the party’s response to Trump’s State of the Union address.

Last month she ruled out running for a U.S. Senate seat in Georgia.

(Reporting by Tim Reid; Editing by James Dalgleish)

What do you think?

-13 pledges
Upvote Downvote
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
ProudDeplorable
Guest
ProudDeplorable

I’m running behind on my reading but had to post to this anyway. I don’t call losing by 50,000 a narrow loss. The problem with Abrams is that Obama and Oprah went down to Georgia to appear on her behalf and this gave her the idea she was entitled to win. Her refusal to accept her loss would keep me from ever voting for her in the future. An Obama she is NOT!

TOM
Member

I wonder when Andrew Gillum, failed demoncrap candidate for FL governor, will declare he is running for president in 2020?

Tom Bodine
Member

That is going to be a waste of time.

TOM
Member

No, it is going to be a waste of money on the part of demoncraps.

Paul Delfornia
Member

More PROOF the demonRats are Mentally Incompetent. Her statement is like someone going out and spending 100k for a new car but they don’t have a license !!! Insanity at its best !!!

Alan Abel
Member

Good news. I need a good laugh.

stubbs1970
Member

Let’s see. You could not get elected to be the Chief Executive of your State. So, yeah. Sounds like a wise choice to run for President. Please.

ProudDeplorable
Guest
ProudDeplorable

Lots of losers on the Dim side are running. Will be fun to watch!

Otis
Member

Why not run? Everybody else is.

Nancy Assaf
Member

I believe that many or most of the Democrats running for President are doing so just to further their careers and develop visibility in the National political scene. How else can they get their names out there into the Facebook Twitter world?

‘Missiles Like These Will Start the War’: North Korea Tests Showcase Growing Capability

China tariffs, Liu He

First Day of US-China Trade Talks Ends; Trump’s Tariff Hike Set to Take Effect