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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 05:20 AM

Stacey Abrams meets with top DC Democrats about possible 2020 Georgia Senate bid


Abrams meets with top Democrats about possible 2020 Senate bid

https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/11/politics/stacey-abrams-georgia-senate-2020-meeting/index.html




Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams is discussing a possible run for one of Georgia's seats in the US Senate in 2020 and has already started talking with top Democrats about a potential bid. Abrams met separately on Thursday with both Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, the chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, to discuss a possible US Senate run in 2020, according to a source familiar with the meetings.

Abrams electrified Democrats with her unsuccessful bid for Georgia governor in 2018, losing by less than 2 points to Gov. Brian Kemp and just narrowly missing the threshold for forcing a runoff (that would have required holding Kemp, who finished with 50.2% of the vote, under 50%). And Abrams has continued to stoke speculation about her political future in the weeks since the midterms -- in mid-December, she told a crowd at Fortune's Most Powerful Women summit that "yes, I'm going to run again," adding, "What it is I'm going to run for I haven't decided yet -- stay tuned."

But the results were also encouraging for state Democrats. Abrams herself told Rolling Stone shortly after her concession that "Georgia is a purple state now," adding, "My opponent did not outperform Republican presidential candidates. I did. I outperformed Democratic presidential candidates, and what that signals is that this is a competitive state."

If Abrams does decide to jump into the state's 2020 US Senate race against incumbent Republican Sen. David Perdue, she would instantly be a front-runner in the Democratic primary, and be able to draw on a fundraising base that powered her to a record-breaking $22 million haul in 2018.


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Reply Stacey Abrams meets with top DC Democrats about possible 2020 Georgia Senate bid (Original post)
KelleyKramer Jan 2019 OP
Cha Jan 2019 #1
KelleyKramer Jan 2019 #6
Cha Jan 2019 #7
Rhiannon12866 Jan 2019 #2
KelleyKramer Jan 2019 #8
GreenPartyVoter Jan 2019 #3
oasis Jan 2019 #4
Hermit-The-Prog Jan 2019 #5
Behind the Aegis Jan 2019 #9

Response to KelleyKramer (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 05:24 AM

1. Good on Stacy! Thanks, Kelley!

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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 06:10 AM

6. Hey Cha!


Hope you are doing well

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Response to KelleyKramer (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 06:12 AM

7. Thanks, you too!

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Response to KelleyKramer (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 05:39 AM

2. Good for her!

I'm sure she'll be outstanding in any position she tries for, but I still don't trust the results of the November election.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 06:22 AM

8. I agree, she was robbed in that election


Hopefully they can get a lot of the voter purges straightened out in time for 2020

If she could pull off a senate upset in GA that would be awesome

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Response to KelleyKramer (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 05:50 AM

3. Love the sound of that!!

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Response to KelleyKramer (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 05:53 AM

4. Shake 'em up.

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Response to KelleyKramer (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 06:00 AM

5. She's a fighter and smart!

I think her lawsuit is still ongoing and could go far in ensuring GA elections are never again as rigged as the one she went through.

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Response to KelleyKramer (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 06:34 AM

9. I really like this woman!

I hope she does run for Senate. For anyone who has never heard her speak, find a speech of hers...she is AWESOME!

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