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Is Stacey Abrams Running in 2020? She’s Considering It

'Twenty years ago, I never thought I'd be ready to run for president before 2028 — but life comes at you fast'

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Is it possible that Georgia Democrat Stacy Adams might run for the presidency in 2020?

A tweet she wrote indicates she is caught up in the moment — and could look past running for Senate in 2020 to run for the whole office instead.

“Twenty years ago, I never thought I’d be ready to run for POTUS before 2028. But life comes at you fast,” Abrams posted on her Twitter account last week.

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“Now 2020 is definitely on the table…”

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Abrams told Yamiche Alcindor of PBS’s “News Hour” that she had mapped out her goals since she was a young woman and keep them in a spreadsheet.

“In the spreadsheet with all the jobs I wanted to do, 2028 would be the earliest I would be ready to stand for president because I would have done the work I thought necessary to be effective at that job,” Abrams said on the program.

Abrams’ campaign staff clarified that her comments meant she was keeping her options open — after some people took those comments to mean she had completely ruled out a 2020 run.

Abrams lost a contested gubernatorial election to eventual winner GOP Brian Kemp, whom she accused of suppressing votes for the win.

She couldn’t graciously concede when she lost the Georgia governor’s race, so I can’t imagine the blame game she would play in a presidential race.

She conceded the election — but seems to contend the election was stolen.

“We all understand challenges and complications; however, this year, more than two hundred years into Georgia’s democratic experiment, the state failed its voters,” Abrams said in her concession speech, pointing out that despite record turnout in the 2018 midterms, “more than a million citizens found their names stripped from the rolls by the secretary of state.”

Democrats have this thing about trying taking history by the nose hairs when it comes to elections, in my view.

And whatever they can do to be the first, they will go to great lengths to make happen — while Republicans stand on the sidelines.

Abrams, while speaking to attendees at the annual South by Southwest get-together, claimed she was working to make sure the Democratic Party was elected to the White House in 2020.

“My task is to make certain that a Democrat is elected not only to the White House, but that we have a Democratic majority in the Senate and a Democratic majority in Congress,” Abrams said.

She couldn’t graciously concede when she lost the Georgia governor’s race, so I can’t imagine the blame game she would play in a presidential race.

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