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Will Stacey Abrams Challenge David Perdue in Georgia? Expect a Decision By March

The failed 2018 gubernatorial candidate who earned the support from Oprah Winfrey said she had three criteria for determining whether she’ll run for Senate in 2020.

By NTK Staff | 01.09.2019 @12:30pm
Will Stacey Abrams Challenge David Perdue in Georgia? Expect a Decision By March

Stacey Abrams (D-GA), the former minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives and 2018 gubernatorial candidate, has not yet decided whether she’ll run for Senate in 2020.

If she does, her statewide name ID and strong fundraising prowess may chase away any other Democrats seeking to challenge incumbent Sen. David Perdue (R-GA).

In an interview with local NPR affiliate WABE and reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Abrams said she had three criteria for determining whether she’ll run:

“My responsibility is to do three things: One, I need to run for office because I’m the best person for the job, not simply because there’s a job that’s open. No. 2, I need to run because I have ideas and the capacity to win the election and do the job well,” she said.

“And No. 3, I need to make decisions not based on animus or bitterness or sadness, but really based in a pragmatism that says, ‘This is the right thing to do.’ And I’m going to use that calculus and I intend to make a decision about the job I’m going to run for next by the end of March.”

During her 2018 gubernatorial campaign, which she lost to Gov.-elect Brian Kemp (R-GA), Abrams earned the backing from dozens of Democrats across the country and quite a few celebrities. Former talk show host Oprah Winfrey appeared at an event in Marietta, Georgia on Abram’s behalf in the final days of the campaign.

Still, knocking off Perdue will likely be an even more difficult task than taking on Kemp for an open governor’s seat in 2018. Perdue won a competitive Republican primary in 2014 before defeating Democrat Michelle Nunn, the daughter of former governor and senator Sam Nunn, in the general election.

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