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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:13 PM

Stacey Abrams Says She's Open to Being Vice President for Any Democratic Nominee.

'Ms. Abrams, who announced this week that she would not run for president, told The New York Times she would be “honored to be considered.”

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 nominee.”

Ms. Abrams, who drew national attention during her unsuccessful run for governor of Georgia last year, said that she would focus her next year on identifying and stemming voter suppression efforts throughout the country, a major priority for her for years, instead of running for president or the Senate.

But she has remained close to the presidential race, meeting privately with several candidates and topping lists of potential vice presidents.

On Tuesday, Ms. Abrams spoke to The New York Times about why she decided not to run for president, how she feels about the possibility of being on a 2020 ticket, and why Democrats should not shy away from the politics of identity.

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.

When did you come to the decision not to run for president?

I’ve been thinking about this for the last few weeks, and I’ve just come to the decision that my best value add, the strongest contribution I can give to this primary, would be to make sure our nominee is coming into an environment where there’s strong voter protections in place.'>>>

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/14/us/politics/stacey-abrams-vice-president.html?

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Reply Stacey Abrams Says She's Open to Being Vice President for Any Democratic Nominee. (Original post)
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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:20 PM

1. All righty now. I can already see her on stage kicking Pence's ass up and down it.

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Response to brush (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:41 PM

2. You 'can't,'

or you 'can' see her kicking pence ass? A truly great image!!!

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:07 PM

5. Sorry. Typo. I changed it to "can".

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Response to brush (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:08 PM

6. Thanks!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:54 PM

3. Abrams would bring wild charisma,wisdom, principles to any Dem ticket.

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Response to stuffmatters (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:59 PM

4. Yes!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:21 PM

7. She would be an excellent choice

No matter the nominee

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