Even though the 2020 presidential election is still 18 months away, the Democratic candidate pool is already up to at least 20 serious contenders- and after today, that number grew by one as Stacey Abrams publicly went on record stating that the possibility of running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination is, well, a possibility.
In an interview for the Pod Save America podcast, Abrams, the former Georgia House minority leader, was asked about her plans for entering the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination race.
Host Dan Pfeiffer asked Abrams: “It has been reported that you are still considering joining the ever-growing democratic presidential field. Is that true?”
Ms. Abrams responded with an affirmative “yes.”
Abrams, who lost the contentious race for governor race last year, has been somewhat of a rising star within the Democratic party. However, some question whether or not her experience is strong enough to compete against the sitting president Trump. Some political pundits have suggested Abrams’ would be a strong running mate on former Vice President Joe Biden’s ticket. Abrams, however, has dismissed that notion, saying, “You don’t run for second place.”
According to Politico, she made the following statement: “If I’m going to enter a primary, then I’m going to enter a primary. If I don’t enter a primary, my job is to make certain that the best Democrat becomes the nominee and whoever wins the primary, that we make sure that person gets elected in 2020. Running in a primary to be the vice president is very different than someone who has been selected by the party to be the nominee asking you to serve as a partner.”
Abrams used the podcast as a platform to discuss some of her political values, views, and key policy issues including tackling voter suppression, working on campaigns from a grassroots level, supporting other Democrat candidates in different races, the importance of executing ideas, ending political corruption, and practicing advocacy in everyday actions.
Whether or not Abrams fully jumps in the pool remains to be seen, but she is definitely making waves in Georgia and beyond.