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Joe Biden's meeting with Stacey Abrams sparks speculation

Joe Biden's meeting with Stacey Abrams sparks speculation
The former vice president and the Georgia politician robbed of the governorship met privately on Thursday
Matthew Rozsa
March 15, 2019 4:40PM (UTC)

Former Vice President Joe Biden had a private meeting with former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams on Thursday, prompting speculation about the implications of that conversation for each one's potential presidential candidacy.

A source close to Abrams confirmed the meeting and said that it occurred at Biden's request, according to the Associated Press. The meeting is significant because Biden represents the moderate, establishment wing of the Democratic Party and is widely expected to be an instant frontrunner if he decides to seek the presidential nomination in 2020. Abrams, by contrast, has run as an unabashed progressive and, because her most significant public office was that of a state legislator, she would normally not be considered as a viable presidential contender. That said, Abrams' defeat at the hands of Republican Brian Kemp during last year's gubernatorial election was widely viewed as tainted due to rampant voter suppression, and Abrams' star has risen within the party to the point where she delivered a response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address earlier this year.

Consequently, Abrams is being courted as a possible Senate candidate in 2020 or even a possible presidential or vice presidential candidate that same year.

Abrams has admitted to having a possible interest in the presidential race, but less so in running for the Senate. As she told the AP, "My objective is to make sure I want to do that job, and because Id not thought about the Senate before it had never been in my list of considerations."


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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:54 PM

1. Very interesting!


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